The Los Angele Dodgers have officially signed Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5-million contract, and the Cuban infielder said that he doesn't expect to wait very long to play in his first major league game:
"In three or four weeks, I'll be ready," Olivera said. "I'll play wherever they put me."
The 30-year-old Olivera will report to the Dodgers' spring-training complex in Arizona to work out for about a week.
Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, said Olivera will play his first official games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga before joining triple-A Oklahoma City in a few days.
"We feel very confident he's going to come up at some point this year and be an option for us and help us win games," Friedman said.
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