Report: Brewers, reliever agree to deal

Report: Brewers have agreed to a one-year deal with left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.

With multiple holes still remaining in their revamped bullpen, the Milwaukee Brewers appear to have plugged another.'s Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that the Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Mike Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, 34, appeared in 47 games for the Washington Nationals in 2012, posting a 3.03 ERA.

A left-handed specialist, Gonzalez will allow Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to use fellow lefty Tom Gorzelanny in an expanded role.

Left-handed hitters hit just .209 against Gonzalez in his career and lefties had just a .179 batting average against him last season.

Because Milwaukee's 40-man roster is full, the club will have to remove a player before the Gonzalez signing becomes official.

Gonzalez is the third reliever Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has acquired this offseason. Along with signing Gonzalez and Gorzelanny, Melvin traded for Tampa Bay reliever Burke Badenhop.

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