As the 2022 World Series continues, the Milwaukee Brewers have already gotten a head start on their offseason. Team insider Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers are re-signing minor league first baseman Jon Singleton for the 2023 season.
After becoming a minor league fan favorite last year, Singleton has also earned an invitation to Spring Training as part of his new contract. Given that he hasn't played in an MLB game since 2015, that's a big deal for the 31-year-old.
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Once a top-50 prospect in baseball, Singleton saw his promising career derailed by multiple violations of MLB's marijuana policy. A third violation of the drug policy resulted in a 100-game suspension in 2018, causing him to play in Mexico in 2021.
After a solid season south of the border, Singleton returned to the United States in 2022 on a contract with Triple-A Nashville. The big slugger excelled with his second chance, pacing all Sounds players in home runs (24), RBIs (87) and walks (117) while slashing .219/.375/.434.
It'll be interesting to see if Singleton can crack the Brewers' 2023 roster. He's been on quite the journey over the last decade, but it's pretty rare to see players return to the majors after spending so much time away. He also didn't set the world on fire his first time through, batting .171/.290/.331 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs in 114 games.
With Rowdy Tellez still under contract through 2024, it's unlikely that Singleton will compete for the starting 1B job next spring. Having said that, he could still have value at designated hitter or as a bat off the bench.
Nevertheless, SIngleton's comeback story is nothing short of inspirational. Only time will tell if he can continue finding unlikely success by securing a spot with Milwaukee in 2023.
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