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Matt Treanor Signs One-Year, $1 Million Contract With Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been busy this week. While still working out the details of an eight-year, $160 million extension for their MVP candidate Matt Kemp, the Dodgers signed a pair of players on Tuesday. In addition to second baseman Mark Ellis, the Dodgers signed catcher Matt Treanor to a one-year deal with a club option for 2013, worth a guaranteed $1 million.

Treanor will earn $850,000 in 2012, and has a club option in 2013 that will pay him a $950,000 salary if exercised or a buyout of $150,000, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Treanor, who turns 36 in March, has been a backup catcher most of his career, and split time with the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers in 2011, hitting .214/.338/.291 in 72 games. He figures to split time behind the plate with A.J. Ellis, with Tim Federowicz waiting in the wings in Triple A Albuquerque.

Treanor is a graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, and is a native of Garden Grove. He is married to two-time Olympic gold medalist beach volleyballer Misty May-Treanor.

The Dodgers now have 35 players on the 40-man roster.

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