Report: Eric Young Jr. signed by Brewers to minor-league deal

The Milwaukee Brewers will reportedly have an Eric Young in their organization once again.

According to an ESPN report, the Brewers have signed utility man Eric Young Jr. to a minor-league deal.

Young's father, Eric Young Sr., played for the Brewers from 2002-03.

Drafted in the 30th round of the 2003 amateur draft by the Colorado Rockies, Young Jr. made his major-league debut for the Rockies in 2009, playing in Colorado for four-plus seasons before being traded to the New York Mets, with whom he spent two seasons.

He was then picked up by the Atlanta Braves, but then acquired by the Mets once again in 2015.

Young is best known for his speed, notably stealing an NL-high 46 bases with the Rockies and Mets in 2013.

The 30-year-old New Jersey native holds a .247/.314/.328 split with eight home runs and 88 RBI in 557 games over his seven-year career.