Updated Jan 10, 2010 9:38 AM ET
Sources: Dodgers avoid arbitration with Repko — 9:33 a.m.
The Dodgers have avoided salary arbitration with Jason Repko, multiple sources said, agreeing to terms with the outfielder on a one-year, $500,000 contract.
Repko, 29, spent most of last season at Class AAA Albuquerque. He was a September call-up for the Dodgers, appearing in 10 games and going hitless in five at-bats.
Repko has had only 27 plate appearances with the Dodgers since 2007, largely because of injuries. He last played regularly in the majors in 2006.
With the departure of Juan Pierre, however, Repko should compete with Xavier Paul this year to become the Dodgers’ fourth outfielder. - Jon Paul Morosi