I guess we can safely cross one question mark off the Brewer bench, as they've likely found their backup shortstop. Ken Rosenthal (via Adam McCalvy) is reporting that the team has re-signed Alex Gonzalez to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million plus another possible million in incentives. That's a pretty significant pay cut from the $4.25 million he took home in 2012.
Gonzalez turns 36 in February, and 2013 would be his 15th major league season. He was hitting .259/.326/.457 for the Brewers in April when a torn ACL ended his season after just 24 games. Gonzalez is a career .247/.292/.399 hitter, so those numbers would've represented something of a career year.
Having Gonzalez on the roster gives the Brewers a pretty solid option at shortstop should Jean Segura get injured or need more time in the minors. Segura is still only 22, so it'd be a bit of a reach to expect him to effectively play 150-160 games this season.
Brewers Re-Sign Alex Gonzalez To One-Year, $1.5 Million Deal
Brew Crew Ball | Jan 29