Dodgers keep LHP Ohman in majors
SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized their roster on Monday when they purchased the contracts of right-hander Ronald Belisario, infielder Doug Mientkiewicz and left-hander Will Ohman from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Dodgers also placed right-hander Claudio Vargas on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis and outfielder Delwyn Young on 15-day DL retroactive to March 27 with a right elbow impingement.
Left-hander Greg Miller was given his unconditional release.
Mientkiewicz, who signed a minor league contract on Feb. 26, will make $550,000. The 34-year-old has played for six major league teams during his 11-year career and won a Gold Glove as Minnesota's first baseman in 2001. His .996 career fielding percentage in 955 games is tops among active first basemen.
Ohman, who signed a minor league contract with major league terms last Tuesday, will make $1.35 million and has a deal that include a $2.2 million club option for 2010 with a $200,000 buyout. He played for the Atlanta Braves last year.
Belisario had been reassigned to minor league camp on March 6 without making an appearance in a Cactus League game, then rejoined the big league club on March 30. He signed as a minor league free agent on Jan. 13.
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