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Dodgers, Padres sign backups

Posted on: November 15, 2011 2:28 pm
Edited on: November 15, 2011 7:23 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

KotsayThe Dodgers and Padres have signed Matt Treanor and Mark Kotsay, respectively.

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres have signed outfielder Mark Kotsay to a one year, $1.25 million deal. Kotsay will likely back up all outfield positions as well as first base. Kotsay spent 2011 with the Brewers, hitting .270/.329/.373, sparking controversy in October when he started in right field during the NLCS.

TreanorThe Dodgers, meanwhile, are adding a backup catcher. The club announced Tuesday it has signed Matt Treanor. The LA Times reports it's for $850,000. Treanor will likely back up Tim Federowicz, a prospect obtained from Boston at the trade deadline. The team could also move forward with A.J. Ellis as a starter, although that's unlikely. L.A. could also bring in another catcher to challenge for playing time, but it looks as if the starting catcher for the Dodgers won't be settled until spring training.

Treanor hit .214/.338/.291 in 2011, mostly for the Royals. He was traded late in the season to Texas and was on the World Series roster, although he did not appear in a game.

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Comments

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:35 am
 

Dodgers, Padres sign backups

I`d consider Mark Kotsay as a coach at this point as his playing the outfield days are just about over. Guess when your the Padres this about all your going to sign...pathetic.  Enjoy the NL West basement.



Since: Jul 27, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 5:19 am
 

Dodgers, Padres sign backups

Mark Kotsay...yawn.  You'd think between Will Venable, Chris Denorfia, Kyle Blanks and Cameron Maybin that they had already have enough back up outfielders.  Lame. 

As bad as the Chargers are playing, at least they generate excitement and are usually competitive.  The Padres are just plain awful. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Report: Dodgers, Padres closing in on signings

Matt Treanor and Mark Kotsay both backups signing for around a mill. apiece this is newsworthy How? How come The bankrupt Dodgers signing players. The Bankruptcy Judge is doing all right for him self signing Kemp for 160 mill. Mark Ellis 8.75 mill. I see that the Padres are still low balling.


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