Brewers sign pair of outfielders to minor-league deals
To help address their outfield depth issue in Triple-A, the Milwaukee Brewers signed outfielders Bryan Petersen and Ben Guez to a minor-league deals on Tuesday.
The Brewers included an invitation to big-league camp in Petersen’s contract, while Guez received an invitation to minor-league early camp.
Petersen is a career .220 hitter in 181 games over parts of three seasons with the Miami Marlins. The 28-year-old made his big-league debut with the Marlins in 2010 and hit .265 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 2011.
A fourth-round pick in the 2007 first-year player draft, Petersen last appeared in the big leagues in 2012 when he hit .195 with 17 RBI in 84 games with Miami.
Petersen spent 2014 with Triple-A Round Rock in the Texas Rangers system, hitting .252 with 13 home runs and 65 RBI in 120 games. Over five seasons, Petersen is a career .282 hitter in Triple-A.
Guez signs with the Brewers after spending last season with the Detroit Tigers organization at Triple-A Toledo, hitting .230 with 16 home runs and 50 RBI.
The 27-year-old has not appeared in the big leagues and is a career .258 hitter with 77 home runs over seven minor-league seasons after being drafted in the 19th round in 2008.
Milwaukee was hurting for outfield depth for Triple-A Colorado Springs after losing Sean Halton (Rule 5 Draft), Caleb Gindl (free agency), Jeremy Hermida (Japan) and Kevin Mattison (released) from last year’s Nashville roster.
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