Velez, 28, was non-tendered by the Giants earlier this month even though he wasn't arbitration eligible yet. He owns a .256/.300/.388 line in 678 career plate appearances. He's logged time at all three outfield positions as well as second base. This year the speedy utility man hit .302/.353/.439 at Triple-A. Velez comes much cheaper than the other infielder the Dodgers signed away from the rival Giants, Juan Uribe.