The Brewers have signed Brooks Conrad to a minor league contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The Paragon Sports International client will compete for a utility job in Spring Training.
Conrad, 32 next week, was non-tendered by the Braves last month, though they had interest in re-signing him to a minor league deal. He hit .223/.325/.388 with four homers in 122 plate appearances in 2011 while playing first, second, and third bases. The switch-hitter is one season removed from a .250/.324/.487 effort in 2010, and his career numbers are significantly better against left-handed pitchers.