The Milwaukee Brewers are not done with making moves and additions quite yet. After losing Matt Dominguez recently off waivers, they made a waiver claim of their own today. The team claimed Daniel Fields from the Detroit Tigers and added him to their 40-man roster earlier in the day.
In his six years as a professional, Fields has shown flashes but he has struggled to prove much above AA. In his career he is a .244 hitter with 42 home runs in 649 games. His best season came in 2013 when he batted .284 at AA Erie, with a career highs in both home runs with 10 and steals with 24.
He debuted earlier in the year with the Tigers. In three plate appearances he doubled, scored and run and struck out two times.
His biggest tool may be his speed on the bases. In four of his six minor league seasons he has swiped double-digits and he has 86 career stolen bases.
Right now, Fields will head to the Biloxi Shuckers’ roster that has loaded up for their championship run. Joining a mix of crowded outfielders and being a player that has experience at all outfield positions, this addition could finally spell the end of Logan Schafer in Milwaukee. With plenty of outfielders currently on the 25-man roster and the massive amount of depth in the organization, Fields will have a lot to prove if he is going to be a part of the future.