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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2009

MLB: Mientkiewicz, Berroa, Towers agree with Dodgers

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Infielders Doug Mientkiewicz and Angel Berroa, and pitcher Josh Towers were among nine players who agreed Wednesday to minor league contracts with the Los Angels Dodgers.

The 36-year-old Mientkiewicz dislocated his right shoulder while sliding into second base for a double on April 16, went on the disabled list and wasn’t activated by the Dodgers until Sept. 2. He was just 6 for 18 with three RBIs last season.
Berroa, who turns 32 next month, hit .148 with two RBIs in 27 at-bats for the New York Mets last season. If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a split contract calling for salaries of $600,000 in the majors and $81,000 in the minors.
Towers, a 32-year-old right-hander, had no record and a 3.38 ERA in two relief appearances for the Yankees this year. He would get $700,000 in the majors and $100,000 in minors if added to the 40-man roster.
Los Angeles also agreed to minor league contracts with right-handers Luis Ayala, Francisco Felix, Justin Miller and Juan Perez; first baseman John Lindsey; and outfielder Prentice Redman.