Brewers Fill Hole at Third Base With Latest Signing

Tyler Maher
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed a former Miami Marlin to play third base.
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed a former Miami Marlin to play third base. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With the MLB offseason approaching the finish line, the Milwaukee Brewers still needed a third baseman. They got one this week by signing Brian Anderson, who previously played for the Miami Marlins from 2017-2022.

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The Brewers signed Anderson to a cost-effective one-year deal that will pay him $3.5 million in 2023 along with a potential $2 million in incentives.

Anderson, 29, showed promise earlier in his career, slashing .266/.350/.436 from 2018-2020 and smashing 20 home runs in 2019. Injuries and extended slumps have caused his numbers to plummet in recent years, however, resulting in a .233/.322/.359 batting line over the last two seasons combined.

Milwaukee is hoping that a change of scenery and a more stable role at the hot corner will help Anderson get back on track, especially after Miami used him at five different positions last year (including DH). If he does, he'll prove to be a terrific bargain for a team that missed the playoffs by one game last year.

The Brewers already struck gold with a former Marlin when they traded for Christian Yelich prior to the 2018 campaign. Perhaps it will happen again, especially if Yelich helps his former teammate acclimate to Milwaukee.

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