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Report: Dodgers land Alfredo Amezaga

Feb 2, 2010, 6:41 PM EDT

6:41pm: Joe Frisaro of has confirmed that the deal is final.

6:20pm: According to’s Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers have inked outfielder Alfredo Amezaga to a minor league contract.  The deal will be worth $650,000 if he makes the big league club and carries another $800,000 worth of performance-based incentives. 

Amezaga, who just turned 32, hit .217/.267/.261 last season in 69 at-bats and will compete with Xavier Paul and Jason Repko this spring for the backup outfield spot vacated
by Juan Pierre.  Amezaga is the owner of a .251/.311/.341 career batting line in 1,331 major league at-bats and has played nearly every position during his seven professional seasons.  Perhaps that versatility will land him a spot on Los Angeles’ Opening Day roster over some of the other worthy candidates in Dodgers camp.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    Good for the Bums. It’s nice to see a team with a real reason for being on a budget – in this case, of course, a great knockdown dragout matrimonial war that’s right up there with The War of the Roses but blessedly lacking Danny DeVito – land a good, solid, reliable guy who I don’t doubt will grow past the injuries that sidelined him last year. Amezaga can fill any hole in the field except pitcher and catcher if he has to. We’ll be sorry to see him leave Macondo, but then, since the advent of Folk Loria (pronounce loosely for the proper effect) and the midget jester in the eyeball hat, we’ve kinda gotten used to it. This team has become like one of the walking transplant farms in Never Let Me Go.

  2. Ryan - Feb 3, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Nice that LA is showing its dedication to the fanbase by signing high upside guys. Which team couldn’t use a guy with a

  3. Ryan - Feb 3, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    I don’t know what happened to the rest of the message…

  4. Ryan - Feb 3, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    Some tech problems today CTB? One last try:
    Nice that LA is showing it’s dedication to the fanbase by signing high upside guys. Which team couldn’t use a guy with a 550 OPS? He and Willy Taveras combined could make one mediocre AA player.

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