TORONTO, ON - APRIL 18: Paulo Orlando #16 of the Kansas City Royals takes batting practice before the start of MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 18, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paulo Orlando

Dodgers Sign Paulo Orlando, Cameron Perkins to Minor-League Deals

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Two
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 22: Cameron Perkins #30 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during game two of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on August 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins won 7-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed two outfielders on Friday.

None of them are Bryce Harper.

Michael Mayer of Metsmerized reported that the team came to an agreement with Paulo Orlando. It’s a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training (h/t JP Hoornstra for the invite part).

Hoornstra also said that the reigning NL champs signed Cameron Perkins to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training.

Orlando has spent the last four seasons with the Kansas City Royals, highlighted by his 2016 season in which he slashed .302/.329/.405 with 24 doubles and 14 stolen bases. The 33-year-old has played in just 64 games the past two seasons to the tune of .182/.209/.250 with six doubles and a stolen base.

As for Perkins, the 28-year-old made his MLB debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017 and spent the entire 2018 season in the Seattle Mariners farm system. He slashed .257/.313/.423 with 26 doubles and 11 home runs in 98 games (94 in Triple-A).

It doesn’t appear that any player would have a great chance to make the big-league team as it currently stands.

Written by Vince Samperio


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