Brewers Invite Former Reds, Pirates Infielder to Spring Training

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Milwaukee Brewers have invited a former Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder to Spring Training.
The Milwaukee Brewers have invited a former Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder to Spring Training. / (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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The Milwaukee Brewers have less than two months until the start of Spring Training to fill out their roster. Milwaukee has opted to primarily target depth candidates on minor league contracts this offseason, only just signing its first player (Wade Miley) to a major league deal this week.

The Brewers were back at it again on Monday, this time extending a Spring Training invite to a familiar infielder.

Milwaukee has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with INF Josh VanMeter. The 27-year-old was given a Spring Training invite as part of the deal.

VanMeter just finished up his fourth pro season, suiting up in 67 games for the NL Central rival Pittsburgh Pirates. He recorded 3 home runs and 14 RBIs across 171 at-bats while slashing .187/.266/.292.

VanMeter, who played mostly second base for the Pirates with a little 1B and DH mixed in, made his MLB debut in 2019 with another NL Central team in the Cincinnati Reds. He posted a career-high 8 home runs and 9 stolen bases during that campaign before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020.

Milwaukee will get an up-close look at the veteran infielder this spring after playing against him several times in recent years. He'll vie to add another NL Central squad to his résumé.

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