Brewers To Signal Dee Unusual-Gordon
The Brewers have agreed to a minor league contract with infielder/outfielder Dee Unusual-Gordon, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets.
Milwaukee would be the second straight Nationwide League Central group for Unusual-Gordon, who hung out with Cincinnati in the course of the offseason and within the spring. The Reds ended up releasing him towards the top of March, and although Unusual-Gordon subsequently rejected minors provides from different groups, he’ll now accept one a bit of over every week into the season.
Whereas the 32-year-old Unusual-Gordon has an completed resume – two All-Star bids, an NL batting title, a Gold Glove Award and three seasons with a minimum of 58 stolen bases – the previous Dodger, Marlin and Mariner has struggled not too long ago. From 2018-20 in Seattle, Unusual-Gordon batted a meek .266/.293/.343 (good for a 73 wRC+) in 1,091 journeys to the plate. Unusual-Gordon stole 55 luggage in that span and noticed time within the center infield and a number of outfield positions, however the Mariners made the straightforward resolution to say no his $14MM membership choice in favor of a $1MM buyout after final season.
Now that he’s becoming a member of the Brewers, Unusual-Gordon will give the staff some center infield depth behind Kolten Wong and Luis Urias after it dealt Orlando Arcia to the Braves on Tuesday. The Brewers’ outfield boasts Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Avisail Garcia as regulars, whereas Daniel Robertson and Billy McKinney are on their bench.