(CBS) — There are reports the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to a one-year, $675,000 deal.

Gwynn Jr. is the son of Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gwynn.

Last season Gwynn Jr. stole 17 bases and hit .204 for the San Diego Padres.

GM Ned Colletti told dodgers.com, ‘”He’s not a big-time bat that would shock the world, but he’s somebody I think we really need.”

 Gwynn will compete with Xavier Paul for a starting job in LF, assuming nobody else is signed by the team.

Other Notes: Vicente Padilla will be back with the Dodgers, as a releiver, assuming he passes a physical.

-The Dodgers have inquired about a trade with the Kansas City Royals for P Zack Greinke.

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Comments (3)
  1. 48colorrainbow says:

    Tony Gwynn’s son really hit .204 over a full season? Wow.

  2. Gee, now we have to wait and see how Jayson Werth’s deal with my Nationals impacts the REST of the baseball world. I mean, $126 million over 7 years?
    Think Carl Crawford’s agent hasn’t taken notice??

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