By Evan Brunell
The 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.
The 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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Dodgers, Padres sign backups
Posted on: November 15, 2011 2:28 pm
Edited on: November 15, 2011 7:23 pm