RHP Seanez, INF Tatis to get deals with Dodgers
LOS ANGELES -- Reliever Rudy Seanez, who used to play for Los Angeles, and infielder Fernando Tatis, who enjoyed the most memorable accomplishment of his career at Dodger Stadium, agreed Tuesday to minor league contracts with the Dodgers.
Seanez would get a $700,000, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and Tatis would get a $500,000, one-year deal.
Seanez, a 37-year-old right-hander, has a 30-23 record with a 4.21 ERA in 429 career games with eight big-league teams including the Dodgers, for whom he pitched in 1994-95. He appeared in 49 games last season with Boston and San Diego, going 3-3 with a 4.92 ERA in 53 innings.
The 32-year-old Tatis became the first player to hit two grand slams in the same inning on April 23, 1999, accomplishing the feat against Dodgers right-hander Chan Ho Park in the third. Tatis played in 28 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season, hitting .250 with two homers and 18 RBIs.
Tatis had his best season in 1999 with the St. Louis Cardinals, hitting .298 with 34 homers and 107 RBIs in 149 games. He has a .260 average with 92 homers and 347 RBIs in eight seasons with four big-league teams. He didn't play professional baseball in 2004-05.
Both were invited to spring training as non-roster players.
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