As expected, the Dodgers ended their search for a full-time third baseman Sunday, signing Todd Zeile to a three-year contract worth more than $10 million.
"He'll give us good power, good on-base percentage and he's a good competitor," said Fred Claire, Dodger executive vice president. "He's going to fit this team fine."
Zeile, 31, split the 1996 season between the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles and hit .263 with a career-high 25 homers and 99 RBIs in 163 games.
"I grew up a Dodger fan," Zeile said. "My dad went to the first game ever in Dodger Stadium and still has his tickets."