A day after inking RHP Matt Garza to a mulit-year deal, the Milwaukee Brewers have added utility infielder Pete Orr by signing him to a minor-league contract. He did not receive an invitation to big-league camp.
The Brewers have signed minor league free agent Pete Orr.
— Brewers Player Dev (@BrewersPD) January 27, 2014
Orr, 34, played in 15 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 but spent most of the year in Triple-A, where he hit .258 with four home runs and 31 RBI. Across seven seasons in the majors, the left-handed hitter has a .257 career batting average. He’s appeared in 100 or more games in a single season just twice.
The Brewers, who are adamant on adding depth wherever they can find it, signed Orr because he is capable of playing almost every infield position. He also has some experience in the outfield.
Unless Milwaukee falls victim to a series of injuries, don’t expect to see Orr any time soon.