MILWAUKEE – A person familiar with negotiations says the Milwaukee Brewers and outfielder Mark Kotsay have agreed to a $800,000, one-year contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal is still being finalized.
The 35-year-old can play first base and the outfield and figures to bolster the Brewers bench. Last year with the Chicago White Sox, Kotsay hit .239 with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 327 at-bats. He has 121 homers and 663 RBIs with a .279 average over a 14-year career that includes stops with six teams.
Kotsay's deal includes $450,000 in roster and performance bonuses, and the Brewers will have to make a move on the 40-man roster to add him.
The agreement was first reported by SI.com.