Brewers Signal Keon Broxton
The Brewers have signed outfielder Keon Broxton to a minor league contract, the group knowledgeable reporters (together with Adam McCalvy of MLB.com). Presumably, the 31-year-old shall be assigned to Triple-A Nashville.
Broxton appeared within the majors throughout each season from 2015-19. The majority of that point got here with Milwaukee, the place Broxton began just a little greater than half the membership’s video games in heart subject between 2017-18. Broxton’s mixture of energy, velocity and plate self-discipline have been all evident, however he by no means made sufficient contact to constantly carry out on the plate. The best-handed hitter owns a .209/.297/.388 line over 1026 profession plate appearances within the massive leagues. Broxton’s .179 remoted energy and 10.4% stroll charge are each productive, however an enormous 38.6% strikeout charge has pushed these low batting common and on-base numbers.
The Twins added Broxton on a minor league deal over the offseason. He spent a lot of the 12 months with Triple-A St. Paul however struggled much more than regular to make contact. Broxton hit .186/.288/.335 with Minnesota’s prime affiliate, punching out in 44% of his plate appearances. The Twins launched him a pair weeks in the past.
Regardless of his 2021 struggles, there’s no hurt for the Brew Crew in including Broxton as minor league depth behind Lorenzo Cain and Jackie Bradley Jr., each of whom have had powerful years on the plate. The Milwaukee entrance workplace and training employees are clearly aware of Broxton’s skillset and talent to suit into the clubhouse. As a result of the NL Central-leading Brewers signed Broxton earlier than September 1, he’ll be eligible for his or her postseason roster. He’ll once more be eligible without cost company this offseason.