Kameron Loe is a former member of the Texas Rangers whom the Brewers signed after he spent the 2009 season playing in Japan for the illustrious Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. He has spent the 2010 season with Nashville, making 10 starts, striking out 39 and walking 19 in 62.2 innings. Despite six home runs and a ton of contact allowed, Loe has only allowed 22 earned runs – good for a 3.16 ERA as opposed to a 4.55 FIP. According to Adam McCalvy, Loe will join the team in Florida on Tuesday.
There are two scenarios for adding Loe to the roster. The first, and most desirable, is Jeff Suppan is designated for assignment, opening a spot on the 25-man and 40-man roster spots for Loe. The second, and still moderately desirable, is Marco Estrada gets optioned back to Nashville to open up a spot on the 25-man roster and Gregg Zaun is pushed to the 60-day DL to open up a 40-man roster spot. Estrada is at least a warm body, but he hasn’t been exactly setting the world on fire since his first excellent appearance against Cincinnati. He’s probably better than Suppan, but he’s certainly expendable.
[UPDATE: McCalvy tweets that it’ll be Estrada optioned and Adam Stern DFA’d. That’s fine. Both are terrible.