The Brewers have signed reliever Matt Albers to a two-year contract, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. According to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith, Albers will earn $2.5 million each season and has incentives to earn more money by reaching certain playing time thresholds.
Albers, 35, had a terrific season for the Nationals in 2017, posting a 1.62 ERA with a 63/17 K/BB ratio in 61 innings. He will help the Brewers’ bullpen bridge the gap to closer Corey Knebel.
Albers joins Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich as newcomers to the Brewers just in this last week. The club is clearly trying to make a push to contend for the NL Central title in 2018.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.
The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.
The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.
Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.