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Brewers sign infielder Pete Orr to a minor league deal

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Drew Hallowell

The minor league signings just keep coming lately, as today the Brewers announced they've signed veteran utilityman Pete Orr to a minor league deal. Orr is 34 and has played for three MLB teams over eight seasons, posting a career .257/.289/.328 batting line while playing second base, third base and occasionally left field.

Orr has spent most of the recent years in AAA, appearing at that level in every season since 2007. He appeared in 95 games last season for Lehigh Valley in the Phillies organization and hit .258/.300/.385 with four home runs. He's played at least 289 minor league games at third base, shortstop and second, so his positional flexibility may be the primary source of his value.

Orr bats left handed, throws right and was born in Canada. His only regular work in the majors came as a member of the Braves in 2005 and 2006, when he appeared in a combined 224 games but made just 326 plate appearances. He's likely to receive an invitation to big league spring training and his flexibility could give him a shot at a 25th man role, but he's more likely to spend much of the season with Nashville.