Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.com is reporting that the Brewers have signed former rookie of the year shortstop Bobby Crosby to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Crosby, 33, hasn't played in the majors since 2010 but this makes sense because the Brewers have been looking for a veteran shortstop to back up young Jean Segura for the 2013 season. Crosby reportedly held a workout for teams in mid-January to attempt a comeback after injuries and inconsistent play derailed his once-promising career.

Crosby was named American League rookie of the year in 2004 with Oakland despite batting only .239 -- the lowest average ever for a rookie winner. He hit 22 homers with 64 RBI in 151 games that year.