Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Shortstop Alfredo Amezaga has signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after an injury-plagued 2009 season with the Florida Marlins.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Amezaga’s Dodger deal calls for $650,000 if the Obregon native makes the big club plus another $150,000 in incentives. Amezaga is expected to be in a three-way battle with Nick Green and Angel Berroa for a slot in the Los Angeles infield this spring.

Amezaga, who turned 32 last month, attended high school in Miami, Florida before being picked by Anaheim on the 13th round of the 1999 draft. He has gone on to play in the majors with the Angels, Colorado, Pittsburgh and Florida, hitting .251 with 12 homers, 167 runs scored and 49 stolen bases in 544 career MLB games. Amezaga only batted .217 with 5 RBIs in 27 games for the Marlins before a knee injury sidelined him for the season.

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