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Rod Barajas US Presswire

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CATCHER

WT: 245 lbs. HT: 6-1
BATS: RightTHROWS: Right
BORN: Sept. 5, 1975
BIRTHPLACE: Ontario, Calif.

Savvy waiver claim by Ned Colletti in aftermath of Russell Martin's season-ending injury, Barajas had five home runs in 64 at-bats and finished his L.A. season with a .939 OPS. There should be every chance for the SoCal native to begin 2011 here. ... Highlight: Doubled twice and hit a three-run homer in first three Dodgers at-bats. ... Lowlight: Threw out 15 percent of runners. ... Sidelight: Has two stolen bases and one triple in 912 career games.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 1114 3460 396 812 136 480 .235 .407 .691