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Brewers pick up Kolten Wong’s option

The Brewers will bring back Wong in 2023 with $10 million salary

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The Brewers have many decisions to make this offseason, and they announced the first of those decisions today. Kolten Wong’s option for 2023 has been picked up. Wong will earn $10 million in 2023 after earing a total of $16 million in his first two seasons with the team. Wong would have been due a $2 million buyout if the Brewers did not pick up the option.

Though Wong’s defense was not been as good as it has been in previous seasons, he was still a major contributor on the Brewers offense. In his two seasons in Milwaukee, he has a .262/.337/.439 batting line with 29 home runs, 97 RBI, and 29 stolen bases. In the field, he committed 17 errors, which is the most he’s had in a season since 2015. FanGraphs has him at -1 DRS with a -6.4 UZR/150 in 2022.

One more option remains for the Brewers to decide on. Brad Boxberger’s option for 2023 must be decided by Thursday. Boxberger has a $3 million team option with a $750,000 buyout. In addition, the Brewers 40-man roster is at 33 after the team’s free agents all came off the roster following the conclusion of the World Series.