Los Angeles Dodger GM Ned Colletti in hot pursuit of Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers and his mediocre middle infield hoarding has signed Adam Kennedy to a Major League Contract. A Major League Contract!
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown, the one year deal will be worth $800,000, pending a physical.
Amazingly, Kennedy had 409 plate appearances last season with the Seattle Mariners, 140 of which were batting third or clean up in the order. Despite that many opporutnities he put up a measly .278 weighted on base average while collecting outs in more than 72% of his times at the plate.
MLB Trade Rumors reminds us that despite ever fluctuating questions surrounding the team’s ownership, Colletti has committed around $15 million in free agent spending so far this off season. Unfortunately, his haul to date only includes: Mark Ellis, Juan Rivera, Matt Treanor, and now, former ALCS MVP, Adam Kennedy.
It’s expected that Kennedy will pick up playing time at third base, while providing coverage for Ellis at second and Dee Gordon at shortstop.