Dodgers Sign Adam Kennedy

The Dodgers announced that they signed infielder Adam Kennedy to a one-year, Major League deal.  The contract will be worth about $800K, and will include $150K in incentives based on plate appearances.  The Dodgers pursued Kennedy because of his versatility.

“Adam gives us infield depth and an experienced left-handed bat,” GM Ned Colletti said in a statement.  “He provides us with infield versatility at second and third base and can play first as well.”

Kennedy played first, second and third base for the Mariners in 2011, posting a .234/.277/.355 line with 23 doubles in 409 plate appearances. Kennedy signed one-year deals in the $1MM range in each of the past two offseasons. The Mariners signed him to a minor league deal worth $750K plus incentives last offseason. TWC Sports represents Kennedy, a 13-year MLB veteran.

As MLBTR's free agent tracker shows, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has committed about $15MM so far this offseason to free agents Mark Ellis, Juan Rivera, Matt Treanor, and Kennedy.

MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith first reported Kennedy's discussions with the Dodgers, with Tony Jackson, Ken Rosenthal, Dylan Hernandez and Tim Brown adding details. 

Ben Nicholson-Smith contributed to this post.

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