Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has reported via Twitter that former San Francisco Giant infielder Juan Uribe has signed a three-year deal worth $21 million with the Los Angles Dodgers.

This is a nice deal for Uribe, 31, who batted .248 with 24 home runs and 85 runs batted in. The Dodgers will get some pop with Uribe’s bat and will certainly get experience. Uribe’s bat will boost the Dodger’s lineup and his glove will improve the Dodger’ infield— as he will probably play a lot of second base.

Uribe played at shortstop, second and third base last season, so he is certainly capable of playing second base.

The departure of Uribe does hurt the Giants—Uribe hit two big home runs and drove in nine runs during the Giants’ World Series run. Uribe will bring his two World Series rings to Los Angeles in hopes of bringing a World Series ring home for the Dodgers for the first time since 1988.

With a hole in the Giants’ infield, they must now explore other options around the league. Miguel Tejada, Jason Bartlett are available. Also available and rumored to have been contacted by the Giants already is Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter, but his price may be too high.

This is an interesting move that is all taking place within the National League West division. Many will anticipate this matchup next season because it is always fun to see a player take on his former team.


Career Stats: Uribe is a .256 career hitter with 1114 hits and 151 home runs under his belt.


Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

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