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Milwaukee Brewers: Outfield depth options possible?

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 29: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Miller Park on September 29, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 29: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a single in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Miller Park on September 29, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Curtis Granderson

You might remember Curtis Granderson from baseball seasons such as last year. The Milwaukee Brewers added Granderson as a depth option for the stretch run in 2018. He really couldn’t have performed better with the Brewers than he did.

In 54 plate appearances with the Brewers, Granderson produced a .846 OPS. He blasted a pair of homers, and drew 12 walks. He also made the NLDS and NLCS rosters, and appeared in both series.

He’ll turn 38 years old in March, and is still without a contract for the 2019 season. There were rumors of retirement, but Granderson stated that he intends to play next year. Beyond that, only Granderson really knows. But he needs to find a deal for the 2019 season. At this point, it’s unlikely that he gets a Major League deal, but he could sign a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training. The goal for him there would be to either make the 25-man roster, showcase his skills for other teams, or spend a few weeks in Triple-A and hope for an injury or opportunity with the Major League team.

While Granderson isn’t an every day player any more, he could help most Major League teams in a reserve role. If there’s an injury to the Brewers outfield, Granderson could slide into a platoon situation, and provide depth until the team gets fully healthy again. The Brewers rolled the dice with Granderson in 2018, and there’s a non-zero chance that they could try again in the upcoming season.

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