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Dodgers agree with Thames

Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:56 am
Edited on: January 18, 2011 3:45 pm
Marcus Thames
The Dodgers have reached agreement with Marcus Thames to be Jay Gibbons' platoon partner, giving them some pop but not much defense in left field.

Thames, who spent last season with the Yankees, flirted with the idea of playing in Japan, but will man left for the Dodgers against left-handed pitching. The move provides Los Angeles with some outfield flexibility given their uncertainty about Tony Gwynn Jr.'s offense and the possibility of Gibbons being unavailable or ineffective. Gibbons, who has postseason eye surgery, recently came home from a winter ball assignment in Venezuela after experiencing vision problems.

Thames batted .288/.350/.491 last season with 12 homers in 212 at-bats.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers are also close to a minor-league deal with veteran outfielder Gabe Kapler.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Jan 28, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:23 pm

Dodgers agree with Thames

Sell the team to Steve Garvey and His Investors.

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:11 pm

Dodgers agree with Thames

You can't be serious about Fukindummy are you? That is funny. Just what the Team needs.

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:10 pm

Dodgers agree with Thames

Another utility bench player for the Dodgers. A total disgrace this once proud team has become. I can't wait until these losers that are the owners sell the team and maybe then the Dodgers can return to where they belong.

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 4:36 pm

Dodgers agree with Thames

Until the divorce is over for the owners of the Dodgers the team will get worse. They cannot do much until that is over with.

Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 3:31 pm

Dodgers agree with Thames

Left field is looking real sad for the dodger. They should make a trade with the Cubs for Fukodome.

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