Dodgers bring back clubhouse favorite Juan Uribe on two-year deal
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 14, 2013
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached agreement on a two-year contract with third baseman Juan Uribe, a source confirmed Saturday. Uribe was coming off a three-year, $21 million deal. After two dismal seasons with the Dodgers, Uribe batted .278 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs while playing outstanding defense this past season. Retaining Uribe allows the Dodgers to leave slugger Hanley Ramirez at shortstop, a position he prefers. Finally healthy for a full season, Uribe bounced back from two disappointing seasons in Los Angeles with a .278/.331/.438 slash line and a career best 117 OPS+ in 2013. • The Mets announced their two-year deal with Bartolo Colon, officially adding the 40-year-old to their starting rotation. • With free-agent second baseman Omar Infante set to sign with the Royals, the Yankees' interest in a trade for the Cubs' Darwin Barney "may pick up," according to a tweet from Bruce Levine of Chicago's WSRC-AM and 670thescore.com.
The Dodgers have filled the most significant hole in their lineup, agreeing to a two-year deal with free-agent third baseman Juan Uribe, while the Braves could be close to signing free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd, according to a report.