Dodgers sign INF Adam Kennedy to 1-year deal
LOS ANGELES (AP)
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed infielder Adam Kennedy to a one-year contract worth $800,000, bringing the Southern California native back home where he won a World Series title in 2002 with the Anaheim Angels.
General manager Ned Colletti said Thursday that Kennedy gives the Dodgers infield depth and an experienced left-handed hitter. Kennedy can play first, second and third base.
Kennedy hit .234 with seven home runs and 38 RBIs while playing three infield positions and appearing in 114 games with Seattle last season.
The 35-year-old infielder played for the Angels from 2000-06. He was the AL championship series MVP in 2002.
Kennedy is a career .272 hitter with 78 homers and 555 RBIs in 13 major league seasons with St. Louis, the Angels, Oakland, Washington and Seattle. He is from Riverside and lives in Orange County during the offseason.