The Dodgers made great strides this year and that was due to great contributions from Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu, both rookies who had never played baseball in the United States. The Dodgers now have to look to improve their roster for next season and this morning they signed Alexander Guerrero to a four-year deal worth $28 million.

Guerrero will look to be the second international prospect from Cuba to make an immediate impact for the Dodgers. Like Ryu, he’s said to be able to play in big leagues right away and will more than likely replace Mark Ellis at second base next year. Ellis’ contract has a 5.75 million dollar team option, but it remains unclear whether the Dodgers will retain him.

The Dodgers worked out Guerrero at the their Dominican Republic complex and they weren’t the only ones in pursuit of his services as the Red Sox, Giants, and Rangers were also in the mix for the 26-year-old. Recently, the Dodgers revamped their international scouting and last year was a testament to their effort of finding talent outside the states.

The Dodgers wanted to get younger and get more offensive production from their second baseman and Guerrero seems to fill those needs for them. Guerrero is said to have a powerful bat and good speed as his agent Scott Boras compared his power to Dan Uggla.

Dodgers Nation News

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Dodgers News: Matt Kemp Underwent Successful Left Ankle Surgery

Dodgers News: Colletti Says Mark Ellis Brings Value To Organization

Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Doesn’t Want To Be “Lame Duck” Manager 

Impact Of Dodgers Signing Alexander Guerrero : Lengthens The Lineup

Dodgers News

Dodgers ‘Very Much Aware Of’ Tanaka [True Blue LA]

Don Mattingly ‘s Moment of Truth [Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness]

Why the Dodgers Should Bring Back Don Mattingly [Lasorda’s Lair]

This year’s Dodgers proved that money CAN buy happiness [LA Times]

MLB News

Baker: ‘I’d be flattered’ to manage Tigers [USA Today]

Tigers 3B Cabrera could need groin surgery [ESPN]

Signing off: McCarver to call his final Series []

Rangers hire Bogar as bench coach [Yahoo]

Leyland won’t return for Tigers [ESPN]


In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!



  1. […] The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the full swing of things in the off-season and made the second international signing of the winter as they locked up Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year $28 million contract this week. […]

  2. […] not surprising that both players were declined options as the Dodgers recent signing of Alexander Guerrero signaled that they were moving on from Ellis and Capuano’s price tag was too high for what he […]

  3. […] the bullpen, questions remain about what they’ll do in the infield. Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero was signed to presumably play second base after they declined the $5.75 million option on Mark […]

  4. […] The Los Angeles Dodgers organization has placed an increased emphasis on signing international talent in the past two years. Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu made significant contributions in 2013 while the hope is that infielder Alexander Guerrero will continue the trend in 2014. […]

  5. […] to allocate resources to international scouting, but have since made their presence known with the signings of Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Alexander Guerrero. However, here are the changes along the scouting staff via Ken Gurnick of […]

  6. […] the largest payroll in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers have one glaring weakness: second base. Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero signed back in October with hopes of becoming the everyday second baseman in 2014, but injuries during winter ball have […]

  7. […] Spring Training less than a month away, the Los Angeles Dodgers still have issues at second base. Newly signed infielder Alexander Guerrero played winter ball, but hamstring injuries didn’t allow him to get enough playing […]

  8. […] little over a year after making a splash by signing Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers went back to mining Cuba for talent by inking Guerrero to a four year, $28 million deal. The 26 year old infielder had been connected to the Dodgers for months, finally agreeing to a deal […]

  9. […] in the mix for the starting second base position with the Los Angeles Dodgers after signing a four-year deal in October. Guerrero had to make the adjustment from being a natural shortstop to a second baseman, but was […]

  10. […] of the club and player having agreed to terms, but negotiations continued until October. The 26-year-old would sign a four year pact worth $28 […]

  11. […] Dodgers were expected to have Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero as their starting second baseman. Signed to a four-year, $28 million contract in October, the 27-year-old was making the transition from shortstop to second base, but an injury […]

  12. […] Guerrero was signed to a four-year, $28 million deal this past October. Thought to be the starter at second base when he was signed, a leg injury in winter ball delayed his transition to his new position. However, Guerrero had a fairly successful spring hitting .300, including a team-high nine RBI. He made one appearance in Game 2 of the Australia series, but struckout in his only at-bat. […]