The Brewers have officially announced their signing of infielder/outfielder Brian Anderson, making that deal official. In a corresponding move, first baseman Jon Singleton has been designated for assignment, per Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Singleton, 31, has had one of the more unique baseball journeys. Drafted by the Phillies in 2009, his strong work in the minors got him onto top prospects lists, jumping onto Baseball America’s top 100 in 2011. At that summer’s deadline, he was one of four players traded to the Astros in the deal that sent Hunter Pence to Philadelphia. Singleton continued to impress after switching teams, launching home runs and walking at very high rates for the next few seasons.