Late on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Brewers made a key signing.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Brewers and third baseman Brian Anderson have agreed on a one-year deal.
Anderson is expected to handle third base duties for Milwaukee.
The 29-year-old made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins in 2017.
His best season in Miami came in 2019, when he hit 20 home runs and posted a .261 batting average, a .342 On-Base percentage, and a .468 slugging percentage.
Anderson’s deal with the Brewers is worth $3.5 million with an additional $2 million in incentives.
Marlins insider Craig Mish reported the financial terms of the contract.
Brian Anderson’s deal with the Milwaukee Brewers is 1 year $3.5 million dollars, with $2 million dollars in incentives per sources. Pending physical etc. https://t.co/t7bnLjkA3e
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 18, 2023
Milwaukee was off to a good start in 2022, leading the NL Central by four games in late July.
But a second-half collapse took them out of postseason contention.
Adding Anderson gives them another solid piece to their offense to go along with Jesse Winker and Abraham Toro, who were added via a trade with the Seattle Mariners.
Milwaukee also still has Christian Yelich and Willy Adames in their lineup.
In 2022, Anderson hit just .222 with only eight home runs.
Still, if he can regain his 2019 form, the Brewers lineup will be in good shape for 2023.
Anderson is just the second free agent signing made by the Brewers this winter.
Earlier in the month, Milwaukee signed left-hander Wade Miley to a one-year deal to bolster their starting rotation.
Aside from that, the Brewers have been relatively quiet this offseason.
The Brewers finished the regular season with a record of 86-76, seven games back of the division champion St. Louis Cardinals