Belliard Signs With Dodgers
The Dodger lineup is changing for the 2010 season. The Dodgers have officially signed infielder Ronnie Belliard to a one-year contract. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.
"Ronnie was a tremendous asset to us at the end of last year in both a starting role and off the bench," Colletti said to MLB.com, "He can play three different positions in the infield, has postseason experience, and adds to the versatility of our club."
Dodgers had a very good season in 2009 taking the National League West Championship. Belliard was acquired by the Dodgers from the Washington Nationals on August 30 last season and went on to hit seven doubles, five homers and 17 RBI in 24 games. Belliard started 19 games, including 10 at second base and nine at third base.
Orlando Hudson, a 2009 All-Star, played second base for most of the 2009 season. With the Belliard acquisition, it is unlikely the Dodgers will resign Hudson, now a free agent.