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Brewers release Bobby Crosby

Mar 18, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Bobby Crosby‘s comeback attempt with Milwaukee is over, as the Brewers released the former Rookie of the Year today.

Crosby, who hasn’t played in the majors since 2010, signed a minor-league deal in January that would have been worth $850,000 in guaranteed money and another $450,000 in incentives if he made the Opening Day roster.

Crosby is 33 years old now and has hit just .229 with a .633 OPS in 501 games as a major leaguer since 2006, including zero seasons with an OPS above .700. And he hit just .188 this spring.

  1. mrfloydpink - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Looks like a future Royal if I’ve ever seen one.

  2. tuberippin - Mar 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Still incredible to me that he won AL ROY in 2004. That three year stretch of Eric Hinske, Angel Berroa and Bobby Crosby winning the AL ROY was putrid.

    • zzalapski - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      In fairness to Hinske, he did have a legitimately good year in 2002. While that turned out to be his career year, he has been good enough to draw a major league paycheck for 11 seasons and counting, picking up two rings along the way. That’s more than most 17th-round picks can say.

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