LOS ANGELES (AP) — The
Howell returns to
Howell, who went 4-1 in 67 appearances in his first year with the team, was especially tough on left-handed hitters, holding them to a .164 batting average.
General manager Ned Colletti said Howell's demeanor and competitiveness were "real positives" in the clubhouse.
Coming off his best season with
The 34-year-old Uribe played mainly at third base and had just five errors in 900 1-3 innings. His .983 fielding percentage was second among major leaguers at the position.
Perez signed a one-year deal two months after the five-time All-Star was released by
Colletti said Perez expressed interest in joining the Dodgers and pitching in any role that is asked of him.
Perez's addition doesn't change the Dodgers' plans to have Kenley Jansen and Brian Wilson serve as the primary closers. Colletti said he couldn't pass up the chance to add another reliever who has had success late in games.
Perez became a full-time closer in 2010, and has 132 career saves. The right-hander was 5-3 with a 4.33 ERA and 25 saves in 30 chances for the Indians. The 28-year-old's first major league save came against the Dodgers in 2008.
Perez's time in
Last June, Perez was arrested after drug agents followed a package containing marijuana to his
Wright signed a one-year deal to return to the Dodgers after pitching for them in 2012.
The right-hander was 2-2 with a 3.09 ERA in 66 games for
Wright, who turns 39 on Wednesday, was mostly a starter for the first 10 seasons of his 18-year major league career. He's made 22 relief appearances of at least two innings during the last three seasons. He is 9-4 with a 2.50 ERA in 42 games at Dodger Stadium.