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Dodgers claim Loaiza, assume $8M in guaranteed salary

Updated: August 29, 2007, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed right-hander Esteban Loaiza off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, assuming more than $8 million in guaranteed salary.

Loaiza, a two-time All-Star, had made only two starts after missing the first 4½ months of the season because of three different injuries. He allowed just three earned runs in 14 2/3 innings in the two starts and gives the Dodgers' depleted rotation a boost for the stretch run.

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