The Dodgers re-signed free agent third baseman Juan Uribe to a two-year deal on Saturday, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
L.A. had expressed interest in signing Michael Young to be its everyday third baseman, but opted instead to bring back Uribe.
Uribe, 34, hit .278 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs in 132 games last season after injuries limited him to a .191 average with two homers and 17 RBIs in 2012. He's also known as a strong fielder.
Uribe hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the Braves to send the Dodgers to their first NLCS since 2009.
Sources: Uribe to return to #Dodgers for two years.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 14, 2013
Here is what one #Dodgers player said recently about Uribe: “Amazing teammate and defender who hit organization’s biggest HR since Gibson.” — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 14, 2013