Milwaukee Brewers to sign Ji-Man Choi to minor league deal, per report


According to reports out of Korea, the Milwaukee Brewers have inked first baseman Ji-Man Choi to a minor league contract for 2018. Choi's deal includes an invitation to Spring Training and comes with an $850K base salary if he makes the big leagues. He can earn an addition $650K in incentives, per the report. Choi will also get the opportunity to play some left field. He owns a paltry .181/297/.386 slash with with 7 home runs in 147 big league plate appearances in parts of two seasons with the Angels and Yankees, but he did bat an impressive .288/.373/.538 with 15 home runs in 87 games at the AAA level for New York in 2017. Milwaukee's interest was first reported back right before the new year, and you can read more about his career to date here. (Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs)