The first Brewers free agent from 2022 is off the market. Reliever Trevor Gott has just found a new team.
Last offseason, the Brewers signed Trevor Gott to a major league contract on the first day of free agency. He was the first free agent signed. Milwaukee clearly thought highly of him
Gott turned in a solid, but not spectacular performance this year out of the Brewers bullpen. He struggled down the stretch and finished with a 4.14 ERA in 45.2 IP. It wasn't enough to justify the Brewers wanting to keep him around though and he was non-tendered a week and a half ago.
Brewers free agent reliever Trevor Gott has quickly found a new home with the Seattle Mariners.
Gott was projected to earn $1.4MM in arbitration before his non-tender. Financial terms of his new deal were not initially known but it's likely to be below that initial arbitration projection.
Gott signed a one year, major league contract with the Seattle Mariners. He now joins a bullpen mix that is led by closer Paul Sewald, along with Andres Munoz and Diego Castillo.
It ended up being an up and down season for Gott in Milwaukee. He posted a career-best WHIP with a 1.029 mark, a career low 6.9 H/9, a career low 2.4 BB/9, and a solid 8.7 K/9. But he also allowed a career high eight home runs in 2022.
All of that played into the Brewers decision to non-tender Gott. Perhaps the Brewers were hoping to bring him back on a lower salary but that clearly is no longer an option.
The Brewers are completely remaking their bullpen mix heading into 2023. Gott was among four relievers who departed at the non-tender deadline. Luis Perdomo and Jandel Gustave were also non-tendered and still remain on the free agent market, while Brent Suter was claimed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies. Brad Boxberger had his club option declined as well.
Milwaukee has already brought in several new faces to replace the ones they lost with acquisitions of Javy Guerra, Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero, and Adam Seminaris in trades, claiming Tyson Miller off waivers, and adding minor leaguers Cam Robinson and Abner Uribe to the 40 man roster.
The remaining 2022 Brewers players on the free agent market are Omar Narvaez, Andrew McCutchen, Jace Peterson, Taylor Rogers, Trevor Rosenthal, Brad Boxberger, Pedro Severino, Jandel Gustave, and Luis Perdomo.
Overall the Brewers bullpen should be fine without Gott in 2023, but he was one pitcher they might have been willing to bring back even after the non-tender. Best of luck to Gott with his new team in the Seattle Mariners.