Milwaukee Brewers to sign Jim Henderson to minor league deal, per report


The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly reuniting with an #OldFriend, as last night word broke that the club was inking Jim Henderson to a minor league pact (h/t Jim Goulart of Henderson began his career as a 26th round pick of the Expos way back in 2003 and joined the Brewers' org as a free agent in 2009. He made his big league debut a few years later in 2012 at age 29, and the next year in 2013 took over the role as closer in Milwaukee's bullpen. That was the best season of his career, as he posted a 2.70 ERA and 75:24 K/BB ratio across 60.0 innings while racking up 28 saves. The next year he appeared in only 14 contests and wound up needing shoulder surgery, which kept him out all of 2015. He became a free agent after the season and signed with the Mets. He was modestly useful during 2016, totaling 33.0 innings with a 4.11 ERA. He signed a minor league deal with the Cubs last season but was released prior to Opening Day and never hooked on with another club. Now entering his age-35 season, Henderson figures to serve as bullpen depth in the upper minors this year. (Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference)