Dodgers links: Dana Eveland, Josh Fields, George Sherrill, etc

Harry How

A round up of former Dodgers who found themselves with new teams in the last week.

Catching up with some old friends, former Dodgers who found new homes in the last week:

  • Dana Eveland, who spent 2012 with the Orioles, on Sunday signed a one-year deal with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization, the old team of Hyun-jin Ryu. Per Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Eveland will make $675,000 with the Eagles, plus the potential to earn an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses.
  • Josh Fields, who nearly made the Dodgers' 2012 opening day roster in spring training, signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on Dec. 13, with a spring training invitation. Fields, 30, hit .322/.392/.488 with 13 home runs and 32 doubles in 133 games with Triple-A Albuquerque last season.
  • George Sherrill, who pitched for the Dodgers in 2009-2010, signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Dec. 11, with a spring training invitation. Sherrill pitched just two games for the Mariners in 2012 before undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on May 4.
  • On Dec. 11 both Eugenio Velez and Claudio Vargas, who had the same number of hits as a Dodger, signed minor league contracts with the Blue Jays, including invitations to spring training.
  • Jon Meloan, drafted by the Dodgers in the fifth round in 2005 and traded to the Indians with catcher Carlos Santana for Casey Blake in 2008, was signed by the Giants on Dec. 10 to a minor league contract, per Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Meloan pitched in the Yankees' system in 2012 after starting the year in independent ball.
  • Mariano Duncan, former Dodgers infielder and the team's first base coach from 2006-2010, was named on Dec. 11 as the hitting coach for Class-A Daytona in the Cubs' system. Duncan spent the past two seasons as hitting coach for the Cubs' Double-A affiliate in Tennessee.
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