The Dodgers have been working hard to bring Uribe back for much of the offseason, and seemed prepared to look at other options due to Uribe's lack of responsiveness to their multiple offers. Reports surfaced this morning that the team was willing to consider putting Michael Young at third base on an everyday basis, but Uribe's return rules out that possibility.
Uribe, 34, was linked to the Marlins, Rays and White Sox throughout the Winter Meetings as the Dodgers awaited a response on their latest offer. He seemed close to making a decision for days, and ultimately landed with the team who seemed like the favorite throughout the entire process.
In 132 games with Los Angeles last season, Uribe hit .278 with 12 HR and 50 RBI in what was his best statistcal season since 2009 with the Dodgers. He is a lifetime .253 with 169 HR and 694 HR in thirteen major league seasons with the Rockies (2001-2003), White Sox (2004-2008), Giants (2009-2010) and Dodgers (2011-2013).