First baseman Jon Singleton was designated for assignment from the Brewers to make room on the 40-man roster for the signing of Brian Anderson, Curt Hogg reported Monday afternoon.
Jon Singleton has been DFAd to make room on the 40-man roster. https://t.co/RmwdADQAge— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) January 23, 2023
Singleton, now 31, was previously a top prospect with the Astros, peaking as the #27 prospect in all of baseball in 2013, per Baseball America and MLB.com.
He hasn’t played in the majors since 2014, with a career line of .171/.291/.331 and 14 home runs across parts of two seasons in Houston. With AAA Nashville in 2022, Singleton slashed .219/.375/.434, hitting 24 home runs and drawing 117 walks. Despite his solid on base rate, he struck out 161 times across 134 games, fourth most across AAA.
Anderson, who was initially reported as signing with Milwaukee last week, will take Singleton’s spot on the roster as he figures to be in competition for third base with the Brewers.