Adam Kennedy To the Dodgers?
ESPN LA is reporting the Los Angeles Dodgers are close to an agreement with free-agent infielder Adam Kennedy, according to multiple sources.
Length and terms of the deal weren't immediately available.
Kennedy, who will turn 36 in January, also gives the Dodgers a left-handed bat off the bench, although he has a career .223 average as a pinch hitter.
Overall, Kennedy has a .272 career average and a .326 on-base percentage, and he has little power -- he never has hit more than 13 home runs in a season.
In 2011 with the Seattle Mariners, Kennedy hit .234 with 23 doubles, seven homers, 38 RBIs and a .277 OBP.
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I'm not sure what he was paid with the M's. Likely the veteran's minimum. But I think it worked out to be a decent investment. But I guess I can understand why he won't be coming back. Lots of young infielders to give playing time to.
he was paid $750,000 and I think he worked out well for the M's. He was particularly influential leader for a team of youngsters. He was my 4 year old son's favorite player on the team last year.
Adam was indeed a good utility man for us this past year, but at 36, I think we need to go in a different direction, mainly pursuing some younger prospects through trades, or calling up some of the Rainiers
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