The Dodgers have signed a new infielder to compete for a spot in spring training.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed infielder Nick Evans to a minor league deal. The agreement comes with an invite to compete for a major league roster spot at either first base or third base, according to the New York Daily News.
Evans spent four seasons as a part-time player with the New York Mets from 2008-2011. Has has tallied a total of 494 major league plate appearances, putting up a batting line of .256/.305/.407. He came to the plate a career-high 194 times in 2011, hitting four home runs, 10 doubles, and two triples. He primarily played first base in New York, but also spent time at third and in the outfield.
The 26-year-old comes from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, where he played just 21 minor league games in 2012 before suffering a broken hand. He hit just .197/.263/.324 with AAA Indianapolis. His best minor league season came in 2010, when he hit .300/.371/.536 combined in AA and AAA.