The Brewers aren’t done this offseason, continuing their work to build the team for the 2020 season. While GM David Stearns remarked any more significant moves were more likely to come via trade, he’s not done on the free agent market yet. His first signing of the new year is a depth move, as Robert Murray reports the Brewers are in agreement with free agent Logan Morrison.
Morrison spent most of the 2019 season between the Yankees and Phillies minor league systems before getting called up to help the Phillies towards the end of the 2019 season. He only had 38 PA in the majors in 2019, batting .200/.263/.400 with 2 HR. His results in the minors were better, posting a .308/.369/.640 batting line with 18 HR and 49 RBI. Though he can play first base and left field, he’s spent the majority of his time at first base or as a designated hitter. For the Phillies, he made 3 appearances at 1B and 1 as a DH. Back in 2018 with the Twins, he split most of his time between 1B and DH.
At 32, Morrison is a potential buy-low candidate for the Brewers. He’s spent time with the Marlins, Mariners, Rays, Twins, and Phillies. In 2017 with the Rays, he hit 38 home runs, which led to his 2018 contract with the Twins. He struggled through the 2018 season before it ended due to a hip injury. Robert Murray also reports that the deal will be as a non-roster invitee (NRI), so he will have to prove himself in camp to make it onto the roster.
The deal has been officially announced, along with the re-signing of catcher Tuffy Gosewisch.
1B Logan Morrison and C Tuffy Gosewisch have been signed to minor-league contracts with invitations to Major League camp. pic.twitter.com/Lqwhbk5vIh— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) January 9, 2020
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