Dodgers sign Chone Figgins to a minor-league contract.

The Dodgers have signed veteran utilityman Chone Figgins to a minor-league contract, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Figgins, who turns 36 today, did not play last season after being released by the Miami Marlins in spring training.

At his peak with the Angels in the mid-2000s, Figgins was an on-base machine capable of stealing a base and playing six positions — all except first base, pitcher or catcher.

He quickly wore out his welcome after signing a lucrative free agent contract in 2009. In four seasons he batted .227/.302/.283 before being released with one year left on his contract.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.