People talking about his lack of power need to realize that last season we were one deep at 1B and 3B.
We just paid a small price for a career .298 hitter with a .370 OBP who can play both of those positions well.
He also had a .413 avg and .450 OBP against lefties in '06.
A late inning pinch hitter/DH/spot starter at 1st and 3rd/ with those credentials could be invaluable to a team in a pennant race and is a bargain at that price.