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Mientkiewicz, Dodgers agree to deal

Updated: February 26, 2009, 8:20 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Veteran first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz has reached a preliminary agreement on a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced late Thursday.

The deal includes an invitation to major league camp.

Mientkiewicz, 34, is a .271 hitter in 11 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Yankees, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates. He hit .277 with a .374 on-base percentage in 125 games with the Pirates last season.

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