Friday, January 18, 2008

Weekly Roundup

  • Jason Repko came to terms on a one year contract avoiding arbitration. The contract is worth $487,500.
  • Free agent Reggie Sanders, who is scheduled to audition for a "Baseball Tonight" gig next week, said he'll decide on his future in baseball by the end of the month. Sanders said his agent, Mike Powers, has talked to the Padres and Dodgers about a reserve job. The 40-year-old Sanders is expected to play on the West Coast if he chooses to continue his career.
  • Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said Andy LaRoche and Nomar Garciaparra would begin spring training on even terms in a competition for the starting job at third base.
    "I think Andy and Nomar are two good options at third base," Colletti said. "We're going to let them figure it out. I think it's unfair to either player to have a preconceived notion as to how it's going to turn out. I think it's a situation that ought to be debated on the field."
  • Jason Schmidt has been throwing off flat ground several times per week and has a chance to be ready to begin the season in the rotation. Schmidt is returning from surgery to repair a torn labrum. "If he continues to progress, there's a great chance he'll be ready to go," GM Ned Colletti said. "We've had nothing to discourage us. He's been throwing for a while now. He'll continue to build his arm strength." Schmidt will be the Dodgers' fifth starter if healthy, relegating Esteban Loaiza to the bullpen or the scrap heap.
  • Dodgers signed RHP Yhency Brazoban to a one-year, $540,000 contract.

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