The Milwaukee Brewers gave themselves another option in the infield Thursday night by agreeing to a one-year deal with free agent Cory Spangenberg.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and MLB Network was the first to report the deal, which is pending a physical. His report said Spangenberg, 27, who has a minor-league option remaining, would make $1.2 million if he makes the Brewers' roster and $250,000 in the minors.
Spangenberg was a first-round draft pick of San Diego in 2011 and has played parts of five seasons with the Padres. In 387 games, the left-handed hitter has a .258 batting average, .318 on-base percentage and .391 slugging percentage.
Last season, Spangenberg played in 116 games, batting .235 with seven homers, 25 RBI and .661 OPS, with 108 strikeouts in 298 at-bats. He has defensive versatility, with 30 starts at second base, 29 at third base and five in left field. The Padres released Spangenberg in November after he declined a minor-league assignment.