The Dodgers added first baseman Ike Davis on a minor league contract Friday, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.

Released by the New York Yankees in August, the 29-year-old adds depth to the Dodgers’ system.

At one point, Davis was viewed as the first baseman of the future with the New York Mets. The team’s high hopes fizzled quickly. Davis has since played for Pittsburgh and Oakland before landing with the America League New York, where he only played eight games. His career has spiraled downward over the last several seasons, as the graph below illustrates.

The Dodgers acquired right-handed hitting Darin Ruf in the Howie Kendrick trade. Ruf better complements the current lineup as Adrian Gonzalez’s backup. Davis, a left-handed hitter, faces an uphill climb for playing time (unintentional rhythm, but I’ll take it). That said, an injury to one of them could put Davis back in the Majors.

Ultimately, the Dodgers got their guy in Logan Forsythe

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