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Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera
Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera

And then suddenly, not so quiet. Aside from a predictable injury or so, the Dodgers have been going about their business this spring all workmanlike, all professional, and let it be said, on the dull side. That changed Tuesday with the news they had reached agreement with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera for a $62.5-million deal spread over six years that includes a stunning $28 million signing bonus. Wow. A very big, wow. An almost are-you-kidding-me wow, only not quiet. That is easily the most money the Dodgers have spent on a free agent this off-season. Previously their biggest get was right-hander Brandon McCarthy for $48 million. Of course, there was the $32 million they sent...

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