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Dodgers sign former Savannah Banana Livan Reinoso, an undrafted free agent

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Among the undrafted free agents the Dodgers have signed since Tuesday include Livan Reinoso, a third baseman who played the last two years for the independent Savannah Bananas.

The Bananas are known for embracing the offbeat, wild celebrations, and whatever in-game entertainment they can muster. They are up front about the goals, with the team website topping the front page with, “We make baseball fun. Fans first. Entertain always.”

Reinoso hit .353/.432/.507 in 54 games for Savannah, and definitely fit the bill on the entertainment side, too.

Reinoso played two years at Division-II Erskine College in South Carolina, hitting .430/.477/.853 in 2020-21, then played this year for Tennessee Wesleyan, an NAIA school.

He kept hitting at Tennessee Wesleyan — .417/.495/.921 with 32 home runs in 64 games — and earned NAIA All-American honors. But he also pitched 14 games in relief and struck out 27 batters, which adds a little more intrigue to the undrafted signee, who turns 24 in August.


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