Report: Brewers, Brett Lawrie agree to minor-league deal
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Brett Lawrie agreed to a minor-league contract with a club option for 2020, a source told Robert Murray of The Athletic, who added that the deal could reach a max value of $7 million.

Murray notes that Lawrie's salary will be $1 million if he makes it to the majors in 2019. There are also performance bonuses included for this season and next. He can become a free agent again if his option is declined.

The deal reportedly doesn't include an invite to the team's spring training camp, according to Adam McCalvy of

The infielder announced Saturday on Instagram that he was signing with the Brewers, who drafted him with the No. 16 pick in 2008.

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Life has been a little weird for me this past couple years. To be honest it’s been lonely. I worked my whole life to achieve my dreams. I’ve shared a locker room with 25+ men ever since I’ve been 19 years old & I blinked and it all disappeared. I’ve put more effort into finding the people I thought knew what was best for me than any of you could understand . It wasn’t until about a week & a half ago I received a call from my agent & shortly into that call I got word that something could be “Brewing”. Yesterday I got the best news of my life & I am beyond excited to share with you that I am signing with the “Milwaukee Brewers”. Im so ecstatic for this opportunity of a lifetime and I cannot thank the Brewers enough for believing in ME when no 1 else would. Remember .... “ You, Me or Nobody is gonna hit as hard as LIFE” - R.B

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The 29-year-old from Langley, British Columbia last played in the majors in 2016 with the Chicago White Sox. He slashed .248/.310/.413 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs in 94 games.

In addition to the playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and White Sox, Lawrie also suited up for the Oakland Athletics. He was a part of the blockbuster trade that saw Josh Donaldson head to Toronto in November 2014.

In 588 career MLB games, he accrued a .734 OPS with 71 home runs and a 9.6 WAR, according to FanGraphs.

Report: Brewers, Brett Lawrie agree to minor-league deal
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