Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Dodgers sign 1B Saenz, offer arbitration to RHP Weaver
DALLAS - The Los Angeles Dodgers signed valuable
utility man Olmedo Saenz to a two-year contract Wednesday, thus
No financial terms were disclosed.
Saenz hit .263 with 15 homers and 63 RBIs in 109 games for the
Dodgers this past season, splitting time at first and third
base. The 35-year-old has a career .265 average with 58 homers
in 538 games over seven seasons.
Los Angeles also offered salary arbitration to Jeff Weaver, keeping
open the window for the righthander to return to the
club. He now has until December 19 to accept. If he rejects, the
Dodgers can still negotiate with the 29-year-old until January
Weaver was 14-11 with a 4.22 ERA this past
season and is 78-87 in seven major league seasons.
Los Angeles declined to offer arbitration to pitchers Darren
Dreifort, Elmer Dessens and Wilson Alvarez, catcher Paul Bako
and utility man Jose Valentin, effectively ending their tenures
with the club.