The Dodgers made another depth move ahead of the 2021 season. According to J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group, infielder Elliot Soto signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers and received an invite to spring training.
The Dodgers have signed free agent infielder Elliot Soto, per his agent, Marc Kligman. It's a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) December 18, 2020
The 31-year-old Soto made his MLB debut with the Anaheim Angels last year, going 2-6 in 3 games. Originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2010, last season marked his 11th campaign in professional baseball. In 901 games, the right-handed batter has slashed .256/.334/.332 with 17 home runs in nearly 3000 at-bats across various minor league stops.
While shortstop has been his primary position, Soto has spent time at second and third base, adding versatility to a team that has a keen focus on that kind of thing. He’ll be brought into camp with an outside shot at an opening day role.
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