The Dodgers have signed 35-year old righty swinging shortstop Matt Treanor to a 1-year deal. Treanor played in 72 games for the Royals & Rangers last year and he was 42 for 196 (.214 avg, .628 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 3 homers, 22 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He has now played in 432 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 263 for 1,169 (.225 avg, .623 OPS) with 109 runs scored, 16 homers, 119 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Treanor will likely be the backup for the Dodgers in 2012, but he could win the starting job if A.J. Ellis or Tim Federowicz aren’t ready to handle it.