Closser will turn 27 on Jan. 15. He is a career .283 hitter in 772 Minor League games since 1998, when Arizona took him in the fifth round of the First-Year Player Draft.
Ok, so he's not the second coming of Mike Piazza. Or Brad Ausmus. Or even Damian Miller, most likely. And I'm guessing he's out of options, so he'll be coming in for a tryout in the spring. But if Doug Melvin gets bowled over by a trade offer for Damian (hey, the market is slim, it could happen!) we have options.