Posted December 15, 2013

Report: Dodgers, Juan Uribe agree on 2-year deal

Juan Uribe (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Juan Uribe has 169 home runs in 13 big league seasons. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Dodgers re-signed free agent third baseman Juan Uribe to a two-year deal on Saturday, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

L.A. had expressed interest in signing Michael Young to be its everyday third baseman, but opted instead to bring back Uribe.

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Uribe, 34, hit .278 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs in 132 games last season after injuries limited him to a .191 average with two homers and 17 RBIs in 2012. He’s also known as a strong fielder.

Uribe hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Braves to send the Dodgers to their first NLCS since 2009.

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"biggest HR since gibson's"...

and then they didn't even win more than a SINGLE NLCS game.



and then he hit .130 in the NLCS. Career 85 OPS+. .299 OBP. Defense at 3B is terrible. There had to be something better out there.


Funny how just 12 months ago we wanted this guy out, and now we are glad he's back.