Dodgers, Jeff Weaver Agree To Terms

8:38pm: Tony Jackson of the Los Angeles Daily News writes that Weaver will "compete for a bullpen spot in spring training, NOT for the fifth spot in the rotation."

7:33pm: Ken Gurnick of reports that the Dodgers have agreed to terms with Jeff Weaver on a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invitation to spring training.  Weaver, 32, will make $500,000 next season if he makes the club, but that seems like a longshot.  He has struggled mightily since winning a World Series with the Cardinals in 2006 and finished last season with a 6.20 ERA. 

Plus, he’ll have to outpitch Jason Schmidt, Claudio Vargas, Eric Stults, Ramon Troncoso and Shawn Estes to win the fifth spot in the starting rotation.  His willingness to work out of the bullpen might help, but there’s also plenty of competition there.

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