Dodgers finalize Alexander Guerrero signing

As reported yesterday, Alexander Guerrero will be sent to winter ball somewhere to gauge his readiness for the major leagues, but there is at least a decent chance he could be the Dodgers’ opening-day second baseman in 2014. It’s a four-year contract, widely reported to carry a base value of $28 million (including a $10 million signing bonus), plus $1 million each year in performance incentives that could raise the total value as high as $32 million.

To clear a 40-man roster spot for Guerrero, the Dodgers designated reliever Peter Moylan for assignment.

This is from the official release sent out by the Dodgers:

Guerrero, 26, played seven professional seasons for Las Tunas in the Cuban National Series from 2005-2012, earning three All-Star selections. During his final four seasons playing professionally, Guerrero never batted below .290, including posting a career-high .343 average in 2009-2010, while posting an on-base percentage above .400 each year and hitting 81 home runs in 327 games.


  1. You can gauge a player’s major league readiness by playing winter ball somewhere?