Dodgers Sign Brendan Harris To Minor League Deal
By Scott Andes
Here’s some more noteworthy news. Boring, but noteworthy. The Dodgers have signed utility player Brendan Harris to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Harris is a 33-year-old right handed bat, originally drafted by the Cubs in the fifth round of the 2001 amateur draft. Harris made his MLB debut in 2004 for the cubs, and then later played for the defunct Montreal Expos that same season. Harris has also played for several other MLB teams over the course of his eight year MLB career. Harris has spent time with the Twins, Reds, Tampa Bay, and last year with the Angels.
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Harris had 117 plate appearances, and played in 44 games for the Angels in 2013. He batted .206 with four home runs, and nine runs batted in. Harris was acquired by the Twins as part of the Matt Garza trade.
Harris has MLB experience at all four infield positions. He saw the most time at shortstop last season with the Angels, playing 21 games there for the Halos. Overall Harris has played in 235 games at shortstop, 127 games at third base, and 124 games at first base.
Harris is a career .256 hitter with 33 home runs and a .695 OPS in 520 MLB games.