MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former All-Star Dee Unusual-Gordon has signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and been assigned to the alternate coaching web site in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Unusual-Gordon, who turns 33 on Thursday, had gone to spring coaching with the Cincinnati Reds with a minor league contract and was released on March 26 after hitting .281 with no homers and 4 RBIs in 32 at-bats over 10 video games.
He had been figuring out at shortstop with the Reds. Unusual-Gordon has primarily performed second base and in addition has expertise within the outfield.
The Brewers wished to handle some depth issues within the infield after trading Orlando Arcia to the Atlanta Braves this month and shedding Tim Lopes and Mark Mathias to accidents in spring coaching. Lopes and Mathias are each on the 60-day injured listing.
“It is a signing that’s nearly depth, I believe,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell mentioned Wednesday. “And I take into consideration the commerce of Orlando, actually. He’s one other infielder. He’s an infielder with massive league expertise. We’ll get him prepared and he’ll be a man obtainable to us if the necessity arises.”