Though the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t make a splashy acquisition during the offseason, the club continued to stockpile on depth-caliber players that could potentially make an impact down the road.
The list extends to ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte, former New York Yankees top prospect Manny Banuelos, and longtime Miami Marlins utility man Donovan Solano. All three have previous Major League experience and bring further competition to camp in Spring Training.
According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Dodgers have now added to their outfield mix in the form of veteran Tyler Colvin on a Minor League contract:
Source: Ex-Cubs/Rockies OF Tyler Colvin has a minor-league deal with the Dodgers.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 19, 2018
Colvin, a first-round draft pick in 2006, has split time with the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants across parts of six big league seasons.
The 32-year-old owns a career slash line of .239/.287/.446 in 1,316 plate appearances, having accumulated 62 doubles, 21 doubles, 49 home runs and 178 RBI. Colvin last appeared in the Majors with the Giants in 2014, where he amassed 149 plate appearances over 57 games — seeing time in left and center field.
The Dodgers made a similar depth signing on the pitching front last week, agreeing to terms with former Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Justin De Fratus.