Found December 14, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be returning to the status quo in 2014, inking incumbent third baseman Juan Uribe to a two-year contract worth $15 million. The 34-year old Uribe had spent the last three seasons in Los Angeles, making $21 million over those three seasons. But over the first two years of the deal, Uribe was widely considered a disappointment. Neither his on-base or slugging percentages cracked .300 in either 2011 or 2012, and with his batting average hovering around .200, there was a belief that the Dodgers might simply eat his salary for 2013 and walk away. However, Uribe came up big for the Dodgers last year, hitting .278/.331/.438 with 12 homers and fantastic defense at third base. Uribe also hit the Dodgers into the NLCS, smashing a go-ahead two-run homer off of Atlanta's David Carpenter in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS to put the Dodgers ahead. The infield market was very weak this winter, and Uribe seemed likely to return to Los Angeles despit...
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