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Dodgers sign Angelo Songco to minor league deal

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Angelo Songco, seen here in 2013 with Rancho Cucamonga.
Angelo Songco, seen here in 2013 with Rancho Cucamonga.
Photo: Brandon Lennox | True Blue LA

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have brought back outfielder and first baseman Angelo Songco on a minor league deal, according to his agent, Joe Rosen of Orpheus Sports.

Songco was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round in 2009 out of Loyola Marymount, and he played parts of six years in their minor league system. He was released after just three games with Double-A Chattanooga in 2014.

Songco, 27, played with the independent St. Paul Saints in both 2014 and 2015, hitting a combined .304/.368/.522 with 33 home runs and 51 doubles in 193 games, including .339/.415/.580 in 2015.

The left-handed hitter had a breakout season in 2011 with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, hitting .313/.367/.581 with 29 home runs, 48 doubles and 114 RBI at age 22. That included hitting for the cycle on May 25 at Lancaster, going 5-for-7 in a California League special 25-9 game. Songco got the triple he needed to complete the cycle in a nine-run ninth inning for the Quakes.

Songco was rated by Baseball America as the Dodgers' No. 28 prospect after the 2010 season and their No. 22 prospect after 2011.

But a broken leg sidelined Songco for the first two months of 2012, then he hit .201/.279/.357 combined between both Class-A levels. He hit well enough to start 2013 back at Rancho Cucamonga to earn a promotion to Double-A, but he struggled in his time with Chattanooga, hitting .214/.281/.376 in 74 games.

In parts of six seasons in the Dodgers farm system,  Songco hit .263/.326/.461 with 77 home runs and 127 doubles in 535 games.