Brewers sign Cory Spangenberg to free agent deal

Set to make $1.2 million in the majors or $250k in the minors next season, the Milwaukee Brewers found a bit of utility depth in the infield (and outfield) with the signing of former San Diego Padres third baseman Cory Spangenberg.

Spangenberg has hit only 27 career homers, but played his home games at Petco Park in San Diego, one of the most notorious pitchers' parks in the National League. 2018 was a bit of a down year statistically for Spangenberg, who hit .235/.298/.362, all down from his career slash line of .258/.318/.391, but the Brewers probably figure the left-handed hitter will benefit from Miller Park's dimensions and reputation as a hitters' park.

The deal has been announced as a one-year contract, for 2019 only.

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