Ed Price of AOL FanHouse is reporting this evening that the Los Angeles Dodgers have put former Orioles' closer George Sherrill on outright waivers with the hope that he clears and can be sent down to the minors.

If a team claims the 33-year-old, they'll be on the hook for what remains of his $4.5 million salary this season.

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Sherrill, who the Orioles traded to the Dodgers last July for prospects Josh Bell and Steve Johnson, has a 7.32 ERA and has walked 16 in 19 2/3 innings this year.

Before you ask if the Orioles are interested, I know the Orioles love Sherrill, so it wouldn't surprise me, It, however, would take me by surprise if they claimed him and ate the money, especially since they already have one left-hander in Michael Gonzalez making a lot of money and struggling to get back.

Either way, I know several people from the organization who have watched Sherrill either on person or on TV this season and been surprised with how much his mechanics have changed since his Orioles' days. It sounds like getting Sherrill back to form would be a nice project for Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz, who has long admired the pitcher's guts and competitiveness. However, that he's still due $2 million certainly will enter into the equation.

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