Dodgers Sign Jay Gibbons

The Dodgers signed Jay Gibbons to a one-year major league deal worth $650K plus incentives, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times (all Twitter links). $400K of that money is guaranteed, while Gibbons could earn up to $800K if he makes 500 plate appearances (Twitter links).

The 33-year-old earned a call up to the majors after hitting .347/.375/.594 in Triple-A this year. He followed that performance up with a .280/.313/.507 line in 80 big league plate appearances, so the Dodgers were expected to bring him back.

L.A. signed Gibbons to a minor league deal in January, though he hadn't appeared in the majors since 2007. The eight-year veteran has had success in the majors, as his 126 career homers indicate. Gibbons, a left-handed batter, has a career .783 OPS against right-handed pitching.