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Brewers sign infielder Brooks Conrad to minor league contract

Jan 7, 2012, 1:10 PM EST

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According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Brewers have signed infielder Brooks Conrad to a minor league contract. He’ll compete for a utility infielder job during spring training.

Conrad, who turns 32 later this month, batted .223/.325/.388 with four home runs, 13 RBI and a .713 OPS over 122 plate appearances with the Braves last season. He functioned mostly as a right-handed bat off the bench, but also made five starts at second base and seven at the hot corner. He became a free agent after the Braves non-tendered him last month.

Conrad had a knack for some pretty big hits during his time with Atlanta, but also made some key fielding errors and owns an ugly 29 percent strikeout rate in the big leagues.

  1. hcf95688 - Jan 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Did the Giants end up voting him a full or partial playoff share in 2010?

    • crisisjunky - Jan 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      cool, a late inning defensive replacement for Gamel….oh wait.. isn’t he………

      there will be no crows in the barley patches growing
      in the infield at Miller Lite Park this year.

  2. marshmallowsnake - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    E4!!!!

  3. brownsbraves11 - Jan 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    As bad as that playoff game was, I’ll miss Raw Dog. He always seemed to do something awesome and a guy with that sort of clutch ability isn’t easy to find. Best of luck, Brooksy.

  4. ogre2010 - Jan 7, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Sad to see him go as a Braves fan

  5. Tim's Neighbor - Jan 8, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    Small nit, he’s a switch-hitter, which is a huge part of his (minor) value. Nice guy, though.

  6. warhawk04 - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Casey mcgehee 2.0.

  7. JMil_ATL - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Best of luck. It’s a shame that his career is overlooked due to that one game

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