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The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms with free-agent shortstop Alex Gonzalez, his agent tells The Associated Press.
Agent Eric Goldschmidt confirms the Brewers' deal with Gonzalez is for one year with a vesting option. The team didn't immediately announce the deal, which was reported by Fox Sports earlier Thursday.
The 34-year-old Gonzalez played 149 games for the Atlanta Braves last season, hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 56 RBIs. He committed 12 errors.
The addition of Gonzalez fills one of the Brewers' biggest needs.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have reached an agreement with short stop Alex Gonzalez according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.
Last week, we learned that Gonzalez was drawing interest from the Cardinals, Giants and Brewers. Gonzalez hit .241/.270/.372 with 15 HR's and 56 RBI's in 564 AB's for the Atlanta Braves in 2011.
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The Atlanta Braves have selected left-hander Robert Fish from the Los Angeles Angels organization in the Rule 5 draft.
The 23-year-old Fish has been used mostly as a reliever over six minor-league seasons with the Angels and gives the Braves another left-handed option out of the bullpen. He was acquired during the winter meetings in Dallas.
Last season, Fish struck out 41 over...
Here's a running list of rumors around the Major Leagues:
– Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports believes that one of the reasons the Marlins won't pursue Prince Fielder is because his agent, Scott Boras, would probably insist on a no-trade clause and the Marlins would not change his policy on no-trade clauses. They didn't do it for Albert Pujols, and they're probably not...
The Brewers intensified their pursuit of free agent reliever LaTroy Hawkins yesterday, reports MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. Discussions with his agents are expected to continue today. Since Hawkins lives in Dallas, he attended the first two days of the Meetings.
The Brewers have maintained contact with Takashi Saito's agent Nez Balelo, adds McCalvy. ESPN's Jim Bowden...
The Brewers filled the most glaring hole on their roster before boarding a flight home from the Winter Meetings on Thursday, when they agreed to terms with shortstop Alex Gonzalez on a one-year contract that reportedly includes a vesting option for 2013.
With Albert Pujols now off the market, Prince Fielder is the biggest free agent still available. It's been a hard market to gauge for Fielder --- a quick look at the big man's MLBTR page shows several teams with an interest, but seemingly just as many posts arguing why those same teams are seemingly shying away from giving Fielder the eight- or nine-year, $200MM contract...
Signing Aramis Ramirez won't compensate for losing Prince Fielder, but it's about as close as the Brewers are going to come in making up for that hole blown in the middle of their order.
DALLAS -- The Pirates are expected to announce the signing of free-agent outfielder Nate McLouth some time today, according to an industry source.