The Dodgers signed NFL veteran Jarrad Page to a minor league contract Saturday.
Page, 27, played football and baseball at UCLA. He pursued an NFL career and played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-09, for the New England Patriots in 2010 and for the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings last season. He was not expected to be retained by the Vikings.
Page, an outfielder, attended the Dodgers' open tryout on March 1.
He played baseball at UCLA in 2004-05. In 2005, he hit .149 with one home run and 48 strikeouts in 101 at-bats.
In this Times story from 2005, as he prepared to leave baseball behind for the NFL, UCLA baseball Coach John Savage said Page had the skills to reach the major leagues but had not developed them because of the commitment to football.