MLB.com's Ken Gurnick is reporting that the Dodgers are still interested in free agent right-hander Braden Looper. Looper, who has been looking for a job all offseason, may have to settle for a minor league deal at this point.
Looper went 14-7 with a 5.22 ERA in 34 starts this season, and owns a career 4.15 ERA in 670 career appearances. Looper campaigned to join the Cubs earlier in the offseason, but they were not interested in his services.
A converted reliever, Looper became a started three years ago, posting a 38-33 record with a combined 4.77 ERA.
The Dodgers are in dire need of another starter, especially an innings eater who can give the team 30-33 starts that will be missing from the departure of last years Opening Day starter Randy Wolf.