Latest On Randy Wolf, Braden Looper

9:23pm: MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick confirms that the Dodgers spoke multiple times with the agents for Wolf and Looper over the weekend. 

Gurnick writes that the team is "cautiously optimistic" that having Oliver Perez off the board will spur the remaining free agent pitchers to reach agreements. 

The Dodgers currently have starters Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley and Hiroki Kuroda slotted into the starting rotation with Jason Schmidt, Eric Stults, Shawn Estes and Claudio Vargas looking on from the outside.  Either Wolf or Looper could easily slide into that fourth spot.

3:21pm: Ken Rosenthal has the latest on free agent lefty Randy Wolf

The Dodgers have maintained almost daily contact with the agents for left-hander Wolf, and the two sides made "a little" progress over the weekend, one source said.

It seems that Wolf has one less suitor now that the Mets are set to re-sign Oliver PerezBraden Looper is said to be the Dodgers’ backup plan after Wolf, but the market for Wolf appears quiet.  The Cubs, Cardinals, and Brewers might be looking to add one starter, but those three clubs have not been connected to Wolf in recent days.


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