Dodgers Sign Nick Green, Two Others

WEDNESDAY, 3:48pm: Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times writes that Green will get a $550K base salary if he's on the big league roster, with another $100K in incentives.  Hernandez also has contract details for Angel Berroa, Doug Mientkiewicz, and Russ Ortiz.

MONDAY, 1:25pm: The Dodgers signed Nick Green to a minor league deal, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Rosental says Green would be Rafael Furcal's primary backup at shortstop. 

Green, 31, hit .236/.303/.366 in 309 plate appearances for the Red Sox last year, logging 644.3 innings at short.  His defense graded as a positive in that insufficient sample.  Green had back surgery in November and was outrighted by the Sox shortly thereafter.  The Rockies also showed interest this offseason.

MLB.com's Ken Gurnick notes two other Dodgers signings: pitcher Scott Dohmann and infielder Argenis Reyes.  Dohmann, 31, was released by the Hiroshima Carp in June and landed in the D'Backs organization.  Reyes, 27, hit .282/.336/.377 for the Mets' Triple A club.


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46 Comments on "Dodgers Sign Nick Green, Two Others"


cubbyfan23
5 years 7 months ago

I was surprised to see he has some pretty good defensive numbers at shortstop — can’t hurt on a MLC, he’d be an adequate backup infielder.

Sox215
5 years 7 months ago

I liked Nick Green during his time with the Sox. Started off really strong, then seemed to peter out as the season wore on. Good arm, and pitched two shutout innings of relief this year, with a fastball at 90+. Hopefully he stops throwing sliders to first base.

BoSoxSam
5 years 7 months ago

good for you, Green. I wish you well with the Dodgers!

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 7 months ago

Vaya con Dios Nick Green.

5 years 7 months ago

Great backup player to have, have fun in LA

5 years 7 months ago

LA is going green.

dire straits
5 years 7 months ago

I guess Ned didn’t get the memo: the Dodgers are in the midst of a Hollywood scripted divorce.

Suzysman
5 years 7 months ago

I dont understand this comment. Does the divorce somehow mean a team cant sign a player to a minimal salary minor league contract? Because I would take an ugly divorce which possibly affected finances to mean most contracts would be of the minimal salary and/or minor league variety.

dire straits
5 years 7 months ago

For Christ’s sake, it was a joke, completely sarcastic. Lighten up a little.

Suzysman
5 years 7 months ago

Illogically defensive much? I merely pointed out your little joke didnt make any sense.

dire straits
5 years 7 months ago

Take a chill pill, pal. It was meant to provoke laughter, not anger. Sorry if it rubbed you the wrong way.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

Yes

ivdown
5 years 7 months ago

All the Dodgers have done is signed crappy or washed up players, hoping to get a Mota, Weaver, Vargas (he was great in like 11 innings with the dodgers, lol), Milton, etc…like last year.

Something tells me Angel Berroa (we really needed a 2nd go around with him?), Nick Green, Russ Ortiz and company will turn out like Weaver and Mota last year.

5 years 7 months ago

It’s…okay, I guess.

5 years 7 months ago

Meh. I would think Hu would play just as well as Green, both offensively and defensively.

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Yeah Green and Hu are basically the same player.

BravesRed
5 years 7 months ago

Does Ned have a thing for former Braves now? Royals Jr.

Alldaybaseball
5 years 7 months ago

Great signing on a minor league deal. I saw him in an interleague game last year on TV and he has a cannon of an arm!

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

The downside is that no one’s aiming the cannon. Having watched him with the Sox all last year, I’m baffled how his UZR actually comes out to be above average for a shortstop. The guy was downright painful to watch. He had pretty good range, but his hands were bad and his throwing was beyond awful. Even with a gold glover manning first base most days, balls were sailing into the dugout on an unsettlingly routine basis.

Alldaybaseball
5 years 7 months ago

Oh, saw him against the Braves and he had a great game offensively and defensively. I’ve seen him a couple other times and he was pretty good. Since you are a Sox fan you would know more about him than me, and I respect that.

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

Don’t get me wrong, he’s a class guy and he had a pretty surprising number of real clutch at bats, but I’d say he’s overall a career AAAA type and his defense was quite often really painful.

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

The downside is that no one’s aiming the cannon. Having watched him with the Sox all last year, I’m baffled how his UZR actually comes out to be above average for a shortstop. The guy was downright painful to watch. He had pretty good range, but his hands were bad and his throwing was beyond awful. Even with a gold glover manning first base most days, balls were sailing into the dugout on an unsettlingly routine basis.

5 years 7 months ago

It’s a minor league deal which is not bad, he is a pretty good backup option , so lets just hope they try to get a good fourth stater now.

bharsh
5 years 7 months ago

Well at least Giants Fan feels better about the crap they’ve signed

bomberj11
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks for all you did for Red Sox Nation, Green! Hope you can give a couple fans another nice surprise.

CaptainCharisma
5 years 7 months ago

And another ex-Red Sox player goes over to the Dodgers.

5 years 7 months ago

I think it’s funny. ”

What, does Ned like Braves now?”
“And another ex-Red Sox player goes over to the Dodgers”.

Free agency is cool. Giants fans think we take all ex-Giants, Braves fans think we swoop up Braves, and Red Sox fans think we’re farming their leftovers. It’s called free agency. I’m not taking this personally by any means, but you could have at least contributed something more thoughtful than this.

We pick up your scrap heaps because you weren’t smart enough to keep them. Except Russ Ortiz, you can have him back. Our Triple-A team deserves better.

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

To be entirely fair, I wouldn’t say letting the likes of Nick Green and post-90’s Nomar would qualify as anything approaching an unwise move.

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

To be entirely fair, I wouldn’t say letting the likes of Nick Green and post-90’s Nomar would qualify as anything approaching an unwise move.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

Hu can not hit his own weight. Green can hit at least 30pts. over his weight. Yoy pay nothing you get nothing.

5 years 7 months ago

Are you implying that Hu should gain weight if he wants to be a Major Leaguer? It worked for Andruw Jones.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

His batting average was lower then his body weight. As far as andrew jones he hit.225 his free agent year and then Coletti gives him a 17 million plus dollar contract. The Dodgers have never done well with free agents except for maybe Kirk Gibson. From Don Stanhouse, Dave Goltz, Daryl Strawberry, Kevin Brown etc. Gibson was one tough SOB from spring training when jesse Orasco put shoe dye in his hat until he stumbled out of the clubhouse an hit the pinch hit homer off of Dennis Eckersly . He yelled at the team in spring training and told them it was stunts like that that kept them losers.He tagged up from second base on a sacrifice fly and beat the throw to the plate. A real team leader. He would have had a greater career but he had bad wheels from playing
college football at Michigan.This guy would make a great manager some day

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

The only reason Nick Green hits over his weight is because he’s pretty light for a pro athlete.

0bsessions
5 years 7 months ago

The only reason Nick Green hits over his weight is because he’s pretty light for a pro athlete.

Dirtbag Blues
5 years 7 months ago

You’re missing Suzyzman’s point. Your joke just didn’t make any sense. Laughter? Anger? In my case (and I guessing in most people’s) it provoked confusion.

5 years 7 months ago

This and the Carroll signing reflect a lack of confidence in Blake Dewitt, or Furcal playing the whole year uninjured, or both. They needed some pop and therefore IMO Tejada to play 2B, but I guess that would consitute somewhat of a ‘major signing’ and ain’t going to be squat of that this offseason.

mannybadyearez
5 years 7 months ago

For the “What If” files:
What if Eithier and Kemp continue to improve as hitters in this league, and Kershaw actually turns into a 20 game winning stud in 2010?
The answer is they will probably win the NL West again regardless of losing Wolf and Pierre. I think this will be the year that Eithier and Kemp become the 1-2 bombers in the National League and it does not matter what 8 Inning Manny Does… The Dodgers will pitch fine, and they will hit and field just fine in 2010. Will they compete in the playoffs? Who knows…

dodgers_suck
5 years 7 months ago

very true!! no matter how much i hate to see the dodgers do good. they’re still the team to beat going into 2010. but i disagree with them probably winning the NL west. pierre, wolf and hudson were huge parts of their pitching offense and hudson’s defense. those are 3 huge parts of the team that they’ll miss…a lot!! they’re whole offense is in furcal who needs to get on base, kemp and ethier. if kemp or ethier get hurt for a long period of time their offense is done.

ivdown
5 years 7 months ago

Pierre was great for 1 month, and worse than average every month after. He will not be missed in terms of production. Hudson’s value won’t be replicated, and neither will Wolf’s completely. But a healthy year with Kuroda, more innings from both Kershaw and Billingsley, the kick ass bullpen, some improvement from Furcal and Martin and everyone else doing about the same, this team should have no problem winning the West again.

AkronHammer
5 years 7 months ago

its gettting worst and worst everyday for da dogers