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LA inks Martinez to Minor League deal

LA inks Martinez to Minor League deal

The Dodgers have signed versatile infielder Ramon Martinez to a Minor League contract and extended the Philadelphia native a non-roster invitation to Spring Training in Vero Beach, Fla.

Martinez, 35, is a 10-year Major League veteran with a .265 career batting average, 29 homers and 235 RBIs. He has a .324 lifetime on-base percentage and .370 slugging percentage.

Martinez appeared in 67 games for the Dodgers in 2007, playing all four infield positions. More than half of those appearances (36) were at second base. He batted .194 with no homers and 27 RBIs in 129 at-bats.

Martinez began his career in 1998 with the Giants and also played for the Cubs, Tigers and Phillies before joining the Dodgers in 2006. He hit .278 that season with two homers and 24 RBIs in 82 games.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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