The Dodgers have released infielder Angel Berroa, reports MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. The club is confident they have a long-term fill-in for Rafael Furcal in-house if needed, and they wanted to give Berroa enough time to catch on with another team before the season starts.
Berroa, 30, hasn't been a productive big leaguer since his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2003. He's a .249/.291/.353 hitter in over 2,000 plate appearances since then, though his numbers at Triple-A during the last three years are promising. At the very least, he can play all over the infield.