Ryan Doumit turns down Dodgers' one-year, $3-million offer
A source close to the Dodgers said the team offered free-agent catcher Ryan Doumit a one-year deal for just under $3 million, but the former Pittsburgh Pirates switch-hitter passed. The Angels were also believed to be interested in Doumit, but as of Sunday, they had not contacted Doumit's agent.
Doumit, 30, was limited by injuries to 77 games last season, in which he hit .303 in 218 at-bats with eight home runs and 30 runs batted in. He was paid $5.2 million in 2011.
The Dodgers are looking for catching depth after veteran Rod Barajas signed a one-year, $4-million deal with the Pirates. While the source said Doumit hasn't "closed the door" on the Dodgers, it is clear it will take more than a one-year, $3-million deal to sign him.
Photo: Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit watches a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals. Credit: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press