December 17, 2014

Dodgers Sign SS Berroa…Bad News for Furcal?

So the Dodgers signed under-performing utility infielder Angel Berroa. You may remember Berroa, the 2003 AL Rookie of the Year who signed a four-year $11 million deal only to go in the tank after that and eventually be designated to KC’s AAA affiliate in Omaha where he’s been languishing pretty much ever since. So now what? Furcal is supposedly set to return on June 17, but it makes you wonder if the Dodgers are more concerned about his recovery then they’re letting on. The signing also makes Hu expendable. Torre reportedly would like Hu to get more experience down in AAA, which does seem to make sense, but I’m not sure Berroa is really going to be much of a substitute.