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