Brewers, Counsell Complete $1 Million, 1-Year Deal
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers have completed a $1 million, one-year contract after the veteran infielder passed a physical.
The 38-year-old Counsell spent the past two seasons with the Brewers, but the club declined its $3.4 million option on his contract earlier this offseason. He hit .226 with one homer and 14 RBIs in 110 games last year.
Counsell, entering his 14th major league season, grew up in the Milwaukee suburb of Whitefish Bay and will provide infield depth -- he can play second base, shortstop and third base. He is a career .255 hitter with 35 homers and 321 RBIs.
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