The Dodgers have signed infielder Juan Uribe to a three-year deal worth 21 million dollars, according to Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com. The Dodgers have a history of overpaying players, and this is no different. Uribe, 30, hit .248 in 148 games with a career high 24 home runs and a .310 on-base percentage.
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Uribe had a lackluster season on the road to the World Series, hitting .149 in 47 postseason at-bats. Uribe did hit a career high .289 last season, but hasn't come close to level in a full season since 2004 when he hit .283.
Uribe will give the Dodgers added depth in the middle infield that currently features Ryan Theriot and Rafael Furcal. However, it is another costly investment for the Dodgers that could prove fatal for GM Ned Colletti, who spent big on Jason Schmidt, Andruw Jones, and Juan Pierre in previous offseasons.