Milwaukee Brewers sell contract of Michael Choice to Korean team


The Milwaukee Brewers announced earlier this evening that they have sold the contract of outfield Michael Choice to the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization. Choice was a 1st round selection by the Oakland A's back in 2010 and was considered to be one of the league's best prospects while coming up through the minors. He debuted in the big leagues back in 2013 but never really gained a foothold, totaling just 300 plate appearances and a .573 OPS across parts of 3 seasons with the A's and Rangers. Choice began 2017 as an Orioles' farmhand before getting released and signing a minor league deal with the Brewers. In 48 games with AA Biloxi, he terrorized Southern League pitching to the tune of a .272/.349/.503 slash (146 wRC+) with 9 home runs. The 27 year old likely was offered a much more lucrative financial opportunity in Korea than he was earning as a minor leaguer, and we wish him nothing but the best of luck overseas. (Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs)