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The Brewers have signed 3 players today, one was technically a re-sign but nonetheless three people have became Brewers.
Hiram Burgos-P-Spent Time With: AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox
-Burgos spent 2016 in the Milwaukee Brewers system as a part of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and did okay going 10-10 with a 4.40 ERA. Burgos has been with the Brewers his whole career and finally found major league time with the Crew in 2013 where he went 1-2 with a 6.44 ERA and hasn’t seen major league time since. Burgos has been in AAA and AA his whole minor league career and his ERA’s have been all over the board. Hopefully Burgos can find his way back to the majors this season with the Crew.
Andy Oliver-P-Spent Time With: AAA Norfolk Tides
-Oliver was sneakily one of the best pitchers for the last 2 years in the higher levels of the minor leagues. His major league career was a struggle as he posted a 7.11 ERA in 2 short seasons with Detroit (7 games total between 2 seasons). Oliver’s minor league career earned him a Futures Game Selection in 2010 and a Rising Stars selection in 2009. Also pitcher of the week and mid season all star in 2014 with Indianapolis. Oliver’s season last year for Norfolk was pretty good as he went 3-2 in 14 starts with a 3.43 ERA. To talk about how dominant Oliver has been in the minor leagues, he pitched in 48 games (didn’t start any) but allowed a .157 opponent batting average in 2014, in 2015 for Durham he allowed a .196 opponent batting average. Between 5 teams in his minor league career, Oliver pitched to a 37-41 record, 3.98 ERA and a .236 opponent batting average and 747 career milb strikeouts. Hopefully Oliver will continue the milb success in the majors with the Brewers.
Eric Sogard-2B-Spent Time With: A(Adv.) Stockton Ports
-Many people know Sogard as the face of the Nerd Power movement in baseball a few years ago but he was also once an Organizational All-Star for the Oakland A’s system. Sogard has always been a streaky but decent hitter with a little bit of speed. It shows in his 2013 stats where he hit 24 doubles and stole 10 bases which also his best year batting average wise where he hit .266. Injuries stole a huge chunk of Sogard’s career last year as he only totaled in 7 at bats for the Stockton Ports and he went 2 for 7 in 2 games. Sogard will possibly be a bench player or maybe start if the Brewers have intentions on trading or moving Scooter Gennett.