Dodgers sign Alfredo Amezaga to a minor-league deal

Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

The switch-hitting utility man gives LA another bench option.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed veteran utility man Alfredo Amezaga to a minor-league contract with an invite to big-league spring training, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

Amezaga, 34, did not play big-league ball in 2012 but performed well enough in the Mexican winter league to earn a shot to make the Dodgers' roster next month.

The switch-hitting jack-of-all-trades hit .274/.336/.372 with six home runs in 113 games for the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate last season. Amezaga last appeared in the bigs with the Rockies and Marlins in 2011, hitting just .182/.247/.195 in 87 plate appearances.

Amezaga spent a good portion of his MLB career playing center field for the Miami, but has received more playing time on the infield over the last few seasons. He could be a back-up infield option if the club decides to part ways with either Juan Uribe or Dee Gordon.

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