Brewers Seek Veteran Bench Help

The Brewers are looking to add veteran bench help and Mark Kotsay is a possibility, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Brewers showed interest in Willie Harris before he signed with the Mets and could look to sign Kotsay, who could pinch-hit for Carlos Gomez.

Kotsay, 35, hit .239/.306/.376 in 359 plate appearances for the White Sox last year. The left-handed batter hit eight homers while playing first base and right field.

The Brewers already have a number of outfield options. They recently signed Jeremy Reed to a minor league deal and outfielders Chris DickersonBrandon BoggsCaleb Gindl and Logan Schafer will also be in Brewers camp this spring. Gomez, Ryan Braun and Corey Hart are the team's starting outfielders. 


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14 Comments on "Brewers Seek Veteran Bench Help"


Glv80
4 years 7 months ago

I’m sure Greg Dobbs could use a Sprting Training invite.

myname_989
4 years 7 months ago

He deserves a Spring invite from someone. He was great with the Phillies in ’08. He’s been pretty terrible over the last two seasons though. he’s a defensive butcher and managed an OPS of .598 against right handed pitching in 2010 — a far cry from his .846 OPS against righties in 2008. Not sure he’s the type of veteran the Brewers are looking for either.

I think a guy like Mike Sweeney or Troy Glaus makes some sense.

AisoRed
4 years 7 months ago

Kotsay is not what we need.

4 years 7 months ago

Kotsay looks like a Baldwin brother

4 years 7 months ago

The Brewers should go after Mike Sweeney. He’s still got a little pop left in his bat, and as an added bonus he’d be a familiar face to Greinke.

Chiburgh
4 years 7 months ago

I admit, Kotsay is coming off a poor 2010 season, but having a veteran who can come off the bench to provide a key hit means something. Honestly, I wish the Cubs would consider improving their bench. I miss the days of having a Daryle Wardeque player on the team.

mpugel
4 years 7 months ago

How bout a guy like Troy Glaus?

jmag043
4 years 7 months ago

bring branyan back

mpugel
4 years 7 months ago

How about a guy like Troy Glaus? Kotsay is a definite NO.

touchmymonkey
4 years 7 months ago

Edmonds? Dye? Glaus? Hell – why not try and get Millar out of retirement lol

4 years 7 months ago

Laynce Nix, Randy Winn, Gabe Gross and Willy Aybar make sense.

iains
4 years 7 months ago

Just thinking Toronto has some spare parts and has already been dealing with the Brewers

ykw
4 years 7 months ago

Mark Kotsay’s still unsigned? How’d the DBacks let him slip through? What with the organizational plan of signing every available bat that hasn’t been productive since Rumsfeld was running the Pentagon, kinda figured he’d be high on the list.

VEEJ
4 years 7 months ago

Kotsay’s a nice, professional batter who can be clutch in situations. Gomez is not much of a professional batter so we need outfield insurance for him. Also, Kotsay can play both 1st base and outfield, so his versatility and decent price tag make him a pretty good choice for the Crew.