The Milwaukee Brewers have all but conceded they cannot sign first baseman Prince Fielder long-term, even though they agreed to a one-year, $15.5 million contract with him on Tuesday.
The team's other problem: Second baseman Rickie Weeks also could be slipping away.
The Brewers continue to explore multiyear scenarios with Weeks, but the two sides are not close to a deal, major league sources say.
Weeks, 28, could end up following the same path as Fielder, staying with the team for one more season before becoming a free agent.
— Ken Rosenthal