MLB News: The Los Angeles Dodgers have added some depth to their organization by signing a former two time gold glove award winner to a minor league contract. This 32 year old second baseman has struggled in each of the past two seasons, was traded last winter, and was designated for assignment a few weeks ago.
The player being mentioned is Kolten Wong. Wong made a name for himself with the St. Louis Cardinals, signed with the Milwaukee Brewers as a free agent in 2021, was traded to the Seattle Mariners during this most recent offseason, and was designated for assignment around the time of the trade deadline.
Kolten Wong, former St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Seattle Mariners player, has signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB News).
As mentioned above Wong has struggled each of the past two seasons. He won back-to-back gold glove awards in St. Louis during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, but committed an uncharacteristic 17 errors with the Brew Crew in 2022.
This year, with the Mariners, he has struggled both on the field and at the plate. His OPS+ of 34 and .165/.241/.227 slash line is an alarming drop off and he is also striking out at a career high clip this year. A change of scenery and work with Dodgers coaches could help, but more than likely he was signed in the event of players being injured.
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