The Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to a two-year, $24 million contract.
The second year of the deal will be a player option for 2022, so Bradley can essentially opt out and hit free agency next offseason if he chooses.
The 30-year-old registered a .283/.364/.450 slash line last season with an .814 OPS, seven home runs, 22 RBI, 32 runs, and five stolen bases.
It’s confusing why more teams didn’t reach out to Bradley, especially for his work on defense covering so much ground in the outfield.
Either way, he got a deal done and it’s deserved at this stage in his career.
The addition of Bradley could possibly move Lorenzo Cain to right field and Avisail Garcia to a non-every day position in the lineup.
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