By Jon Weisman
The Dodgers have confirmed that they have signed utility man Chone Figgins to a minor-league deal, with an invite to major-league camp, following a workout for scouts last week (covered in detail by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports).
After a successful tenure with the Angels that earned him a four-year deal with Seattle, Figgins struggled considerably in three years up north (.585 OPS is the short version), then was out of the majors in 2013 but impressed enough at his showcase last week to earn a spot in the Dodger roster competition.
Los Angeles also is bringing back Trayvon Robinson on a minor-league deal. The 26-year-old Robinson, who went to Seattle in the 2011 three-team deal that brought Stephen Fife, Tim Federowicz and Juan Rodriguez to the Dodgers, had a .272 on-base percentage and .330 slugging in 319 plate appearances with the Mariners, spread over two seasons. Seattle then traded him to Baltimore, for whom he spent 2013 in the minors (.329/.394).
Robinson piqued considerable interest when he excelled for Chattanooga in 2010 and Albuquerque in 2011.