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Dodgers: an addition and a departure

December 19, 2009 |  8:05 am
Outfielder Brian Barton agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers that includes an invitation to their major-league camp, according to a baseball source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced.

Barton, 27, has played in 83 major-league games in his career. He batted .268 with two home runs and 13 runs batted in in 82 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008. He appeared in one game as a pinch runner for the Atlanta Braves last season.

A graduate of Westchester High, Barton was selected by the Dodgers in the 38th round of the 2000 amateur draft. He went to college instead of signing with the Dodgers, attending Loyola Marymount and Miami.

Barton studied aerospace engineering in college and had two summer internships with Boeing.

Also: Dodgers video coordinator and baseball operations assistant Nick English has accepted a scouting position with the Texas Rangers.

-- Dylan Hernandez and Kevin Baxter
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