Dodgers sign Estes to Minors deal

Dodgers sign Estes to Minors deal

After signing 15 free agents to Minor League contracts on Thursday, the Dodgers announced Friday that they signed veteran left-hander Shawn Estes to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

Estes, 35, is a 13-year veteran who has pitched for seven teams in his career, including the Giants, Rockies, D-backs and Padres. If he makes the Dodgers roster, the left-hander will have pitched for all five National League West teams in his career.

Estes pitched with the Padres last season, going 2-3 with a 4.74 ERA in eight starts and one relief appearance.

In his career, he is 101-93 with a 4.71 ERA in 281 starts. His best season came in 1997 with the Giants when he went 19-5 and was named an All-Star.

Rhett Bollinger is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.