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Dodgers sign Aaron Miles to a minor league contract

May 12, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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The Dodgers announced after last night’s game that they have signed infielder Aaron Miles to a minor league contract.

Ken Gurnick of reports that the 35-year-old has already reported to the club’s complex in Arizona for extended spring training.

Miles failed to latch on with a team during the offseason, despite batting .275 over 136 games with the Dodgers last season. Of course, he also had a lowly .660 OPS and only 23 of his 125 hits went for extra bases, so he wasn’t nearly as productive as his batting average indicated. But look at all that grit.

The Dodgers just placed utility man Jerry Hairston, Jr. on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and Juan Uribe has been anything but durable recently, so Miles will function as insurance for the infield.

  1. youjivinmeturkey - May 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Aaron Miles can also Pitch haha
    When He Played in St. Louis, I was fortunate enough to meet him, watch him do so.
    Worked some scoreless innings.
    I’m VERY glad he was able to get signed somewhere.
    He’s a really good guy.

    • 78mu - May 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      I’ll always remember him playing shortstop in 2006 when Eck was on the DL for about a month. He didn’t make anyone forget Ozzie but he played well enough that the Cardinals hung onto first place. Might not have won a 10th WS that year.

      Of course since then he’s gotten fans in Chicago and LA to boo him when he steps out of the dugout. But I’ll always remember him for what he did in ’06.

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