The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Orlando Arcia to a one-year $2.2 million deal according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
The #Brewers sign Orlando Arcia to one-year, $2.2 million contract, avoiding arbitration— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 3, 2019
MLB Trade Rumors had a $2.7 million estimate for Arcia going into the offseason. The contract saves them $500k, adding to the already large total the Brewers have to spend compared to last season.
This saves the Brewers $500K over his MLBTR projection.— Kyle Lesniewski (@KyleL_Brewers) December 3, 2019
Signing this one-year deal today likely means that the Brewers made Arcia a "take this deal or get non-tendered" offer, as they've done with other players in the past.
Guessing he begins the transition to utilityman now. https://t.co/Sm5cOvKk9z
Arcia was a major non-tender candidate in Milwaukee after posting one of the worst offensive seasons among qualified hitters in baseball. He’s also put up back-to-back negatives fWAR seasons. The Brewers acquired Luis Urias last week and stated that he’d fight for the starting spot at shortstop.
Statistics courtesy FanGraphs