Esteban Loaiza likely done with Dodgers

He will be designated for assignment today. This probably means the end of his time with the Dodgers, unless he 1) clears waivers; 2) isn’t traded; and 3) accepts an assignment to the minor leagues. It seems a little farfetched that all three of those things would happen. This is still a decent big-league pitcher with a lot of experience, so I can’t imagine there won’t be SOME team out there that is interesting in picking him up. … To make room for Kershaw, whose contract will be purchased later today, the team will option Yhency Brazoban to the Triple-A Las Vegas. The Loaiza move won’t open a roster spot because Esteban is on the 15-day disabled list. He is a victim of a roster crunch, more than anything. The Dodgers’ 40-man is full, and that means difficult decisions sometimes have to be made.

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  • Phil

    I sent in the info on Loaiza and Brazoban an hour ago how long does it take to post?

  • Brooklyn Dodger

    Actually, to me the best news is Loaiza’s DFA. That alone would have made me happy. Kershaw’s promotion is good, providing he’s really ready (we’ll find out soon enough). Had they brought up another pitcher other than Kershaw it wouldn’t have mattered to me. Letting Loaiza go is addition by subtraction. I would actually be surprised if he ends up helping anyone else, but if so, he has my blessing.