By Adam Roberts – 4/9/2021
It’s been no secret that through the first week of the Brewers’ regular season, their offense has been less than stellar. Their six runs on Opening Day have been the scoring highlight of the season, and already pitchers like Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Hauser have had great outings ruined by no run support. General manager David Stearns has already acknowledged the offense isn’t where it needs to be, and hopefully with this new signing that will change sooner rather than later.
The Brewers have signed former National League batting champion Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor-league contract. He can play the infield or outfield, is a two-time All-Star, led the NL in stolen bases three times, and won a Gold Glove at second base. He has played in the majors with the Dodgers, Marlins, and Mariners. He had been preparing to play with Cincinnati this season, but the Reds released the 33 year old Strange-Gordon in March.
Statistically, Strange-Gordon had one of his worst years last season with Seattle, with career-lows in batting average, on-base and slugging percentage and appearances in under half of the Mariners’ games with no home runs.
After having today off, the Brewers will send Adrian Houser to the mound tomorrow afternoon to face the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Milwaukee starts lefty Brett Anderson for the series finale Sunday.