By Matt Snyder
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed infielder Adam Kennedy to a one-year contract, the ballclub announced Thursday. The deal is worth a reported $800,000.
“Adam gives us infield depth and an experienced left-handed bat,” general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement. “He provides us with infield versatility at second and third base and can play first as well.”
Kennedy, 35, is from Riverside, Calif. and still resides in Orange County, so it's a bit of a return home. Plus, he played seven of his 13 major-league seasons for the Los Angeles Angels -- where he won the 2002 ALCS MVP.
Kennedy hit .234/.277/.355 with 23 doubles and seven homers in 409 plate appearances last season for the Mariners. Don't expect him to start much, but Kennedy could be used to spell Juan Uribe and Mark Ellis at third and second base, respectively, on occasion.
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