Juan Uribe, Dodgers Reach Agreement On Three-Year, $21 Million Contract

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Juan Uribe, Dodgers Agree On $21 Million Contract

Earlier Monday, we learned that free agent infielder Juan Uribe was approaching a three-year contract agreement with the Dodgers worth $21 million. Now, via Ken Rosenthal, we find out than an agreement has been reached.

The only thing left between now and an official announcement is a physical exam, scheduled for Tuesday. Assuming all goes well and that there are no problems, Uribe's now set through his age-34 season.

Uribe will join an infield currently manned by James Loney, Rafael Furcal, and Casey Blake. Though he's a versatile player, Uribe will stick as the regular second baseman, at least in the short-term. The Giants, meanwhile, will be left to sort through the remaining available shortstop candidates, including Miguel Tejada and Jason Bartlett. There isn't much out there, but then the team likely didn't feel comfortable making such a big commitment to Uribe, who is on the wrong side of 30.

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Juan Uribe Contract With Dodgers To Be Worth $21 Million

Earlier on Monday, word quickly spread that Juan Uribe was approaching a three-year contract with the Dodgers. Ken Rosenthal has now confirmed the report, and adds that Uribe's deal will be worth $21 million - $7 million per season.

It's an expensive upgrade for the Dodgers, but it is an upgrade, which will at the very least help them in 2011. Uribe, who is capable of playing around the infield, will take over as the regular at second base.

For Uribe, this will be a hefty raise from the $3.25 million he made in 2010. His previous high was $4.5 million in 2008 with the White Sox.

For the Giants, they'll now begin searching for other options at shortstop, and names that could end up on their list are Miguel Tejada and Jason Bartlett.

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