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Brewers officially announce Josh Lindblom signing, David Stearns doesn’t rule out further moves

The team’s new free agent signing puts on a Brewers jersey for the first time as David Stearns stays vague on his offseason plans

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The Milwaukee Brewers are officially announcing one of the free agent signings they worked on during last week’s Winter Meetings, reintroducing Josh Lindblom to stateside baseball today.

Perhaps a pitching version of Eric Thames, Lindblom went from MLB journeyman to superstar in South Korea, winning the KBO’s MVP award and equivalent of the Cy Young this past year.

The level of competition is obviously greater in the U.S., but GM David Stearns and the Brewers front office appear to be believers in Lindblom’s change overseas.

During his introductory press conference today, Lindblom talked about how he became a different pitcher in the KBO out of necessity.

With Madison Bumgarner signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most of the top end free agent starting pitching options are off the board early this offseason. When asked if Lindblom, Brett Anderson and Eric Lauer were the totality of his starting pitching moves this winter, Stearns gave a Very Stearns-ian non-answer.

If this is the group (with Freddy Peralta and Corbin Burnes providing additional depth) Stearns does roll with heading into Spring Training, attention may turn to filling holes in the lineup. Stay tuned.