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Dodgers sign Jesus Flores to minor league deal

Jan 16, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Jesus Flores

Once upon a time Jesus Flores was a promising young catcher and part of the Nationals’ long-term plans, but injuries derailed his career and he was non-tendered after falling to third on the depth chart behind Kurt Suzuki and Wilson Ramos.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Flores has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Dodgers that includes an invitation to spring training, where he’ll compete to back up starter A.J. Ellis.

After missing most of 2009-2011 he played 83 games and logged 296 plate appearances last season, but Flores hit just .213 with a .577 OPS and threw out 15 percent of steal attempts.

At age 28 he seemingly has a decent shot to win a bench job in Los Angeles.

  1. dcfan4life - Jan 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Zero pop, bad at-bats, this guy somehow lost it fast. He chases bad pitches with regularity, which is stupid in the National league since he always hit 8th allowing plenty of opportunities for walks and pinch hitters or sacrifices from the pitchers to manufacture runs. Sad to see him fall but he had his chance. Maybe he will turn it around in LA.

  2. mrlaloosh - Jan 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Jesus plays for the Dodgers? World Series a lock.

    • mrfloydpink - Jan 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM

      Jesus is just all right with me.

  3. Old Gator - Jan 16, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    The Dodgers are the new Borg. Just less discriminating than the old Borg.

  4. cur68 - Jan 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Jesus Montero > Jesus Flores ∴ not all Jesuses are =

    • mazblast - Jan 17, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      Nobody beats The Jesus.

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