Juan Uribe Heading South to the Dodgers
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Juan Uribe #5 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates on the field after the Giants won 3-1 against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Updated at 6:15 AM PDT on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010
Ooh-Ree-Bye. Juan Uribe, a critical part of the SF Giants run to the World Series championship, is splitting town.
The versatile and fan-chanted Uribe will get $21 million for three years of service with the Dodgers. The Giants offered arbitration to the infielder, according to SFGate.com.
The Blue intend to use Uribe at second base -- a spot familiar to one former Giant, and probable hall-of-famer, Jeff Kent.
With the Giants, Uribe played some second base, but had won the shortstop role from Edgar Renteira. He spelled at third when Pablo Sandoval would slump, as well.
In 2010, had a career-high 24 homers with 85 RBIs, while hitting .248.
Published at 6:13 AM PDT on Nov 30, 2010