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Milwaukee Brewers sign INF Jedd Gyorko to $2M, 1-year contract with 2021 option

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers announced the signing of infielder Jeff Gyorko, Friday. The free agent agreed to a $2 million, one-year deal with a club option for 2021.

The 31-year-old has played primarily second base and third base throughout his Major-League career but has also played some shortstop and first base. He has played for three teams in his seven-year career — including three-plus seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.

He has a .245 career batting average and .421 career slugging percentage with 112 home runs. Last season with the Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers, Gyorko hit .174 with a .250 slugging percentage in 2 home runs in 101 total plate appearances.

In 118 plate appearance at Miller Park in his career, Gyorko hit 5 home runs and posted a .250 batting average and .455 slugging percentage.

Gyorko is expected to split time with left-handed hitting Eric Sogard at third base.

Pitcher Jake Faria was designated for assignment to make room for Gyorko on the team’s 40 man roster, the team announced.

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