Dodgers sign Brandon Hicks to minor league contract with invitation to spring training.

Brandon Hicks

Brandon Hicks has eight career home runs, one of which came against Clayton Kershaw in May 2014. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers have signed veteran infielder Brandon Hicks to a minor-league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training. Hicks, 30, has played for the Braves, A’s, Mets and Giants since he made his major league debut in 2010.

Hicks has a .153 batting average in 340 career plate appearances, with experience at first base, second base, shortstop, third base and left field. One of his eight career home runs came in a May 2014 game at Dodger Stadium against Clayton Kershaw, in an eventual 7-4 loss to the Giants in 10 innings.

Hicks will wear number 15 in camp. Here’s the full list of Dodgers non-roster invitees with uniform numbers:


72 Chris Anderson, RHP
37 Brandon Beachy, RHP
59 Lisalverto Bonilla, RHP
50 Brooks Brown, RHP
81 Chase De Jong, RHP
87 Jose De Leon, RHP
80 Caleb Dirks, RHP
79 Jacob Rhame, RHP
78 Julio Urias, LHP
76 Matt West, RHP


65 Kyle Farmer
60 Jack Murphy
73 Shawn Zarraga


6 Charlie Culberson
15 Brandon Hicks
83 Rob Segedin


61 Cody Bellinger
48 Elian Herrera

·         Outfielders

64 Rico Noel
25 Corey Brown
75 Alex Hassan

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, 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.