Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Loretta signs with Dodgers, no compensation pick for the Astros

Well, that backfired. The Dodgers signed Mark Loretta to a 1-year, $1.4 million (!) deal late last night (or early this morning). Loretta made $2.75 million last year. As a result of the Astros not offering Loretta arbitration, the Dodgers will not have to give up a compensation draft pick.

Within that same report, the Dodgers are also close to re-signing Casey Blake. When that happens, the market for Ty Wigginton will ramp up.