Dodgers, Uribe reach 3-year deal

Nov. 29, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a 3-year, $21 million deal with Giants post-season hero Juan Uribe, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Uribe, one of the key cogs in San Francisco's run to the 2010 World Championship, has bolted the Bay Area team in favor of its Southern California rival, ESPN, and the San Jose Mercury-News reported.

The Mercury-News said Giants Vice President Bobby Evans declined to comment on the deal because it wasn't yet official, but did indicate the team was looking to move in other directions.

Uribe cracked a tie-breaking solo homer in Game 6 of National League Championship Series to send the Giants to their first pennant since 2002 -- one game after he hit a game-winning sacrifice fly to beat the Phillies in Game 5.

Eleven of Uribe's 24 homers in the 2010 regular season either tied the score or put the Giants ahead, including a key two-run shot Sept. 4 at Dodger Stadium, the Mercury-News noted.

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