Brewers GM Doug Melvin says that he has exchanged proposals with Norichika Aoki's agent but isn't sure how it will go, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Melvin added that the club is looking at other outfield options.
Aoki worked out for the Brewers on Sunday for a little over an hour with Melvin, manager Ron Roenicke, and owner Mark Attanasio present. The Brewers have until 4pm central time on Tuesday to sign Aoki. If they do not reach agreement with the outfielder, the Yakult Swallows must refund the $2.5MM posting fee. The 30-year-old hit .292/.358/.360 for the Swallows in 2011.