Brewers sign Eric Young Jr.

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Journeyman infielder/outfielder Eric Young Jr. has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers.

Jerry Crasnick of reports that the deal includes an invitation to spring training and would pay $1 million if Young cracks the Opening Day roster. Which is very possible given Milwaukee’s current rebuilding phase.

Young split last season between the majors and Triple-A for the Mets and Braves, hitting poorly at both levels. At age 31 he brings a ton of speed and defensive versatility to the table, but he’s not a plus defender at any key positions and has a lifetime .642 OPS.