MILWAUKEE — The Brewers were closing in on their first Major League free-agent purchase of this off season on Thursday by agreeing to sign Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg into a one-year deal, two sources confirmed to MLB.com.

The agreement, which is pending a physical, was reported by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. Spangenberg could get $1.2 million from the Majors and $250,000 at the Minors.

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers were closing in on their first Major League free-agent purchase of this off season on Thursday by agreeing to sign Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg into a one-year deal, two sources confirmed to MLB.com.

The agreement, which is pending a physical, was reported by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. Spangenberg could get $1.2 million from the Majors and $250,000 at the Minors.

The 27-year-old former first-round Draft pick has a choice left, bats left handed and possesses precisely the defensive versatility the Brewers covet. Spangenberg has played more than 1000 Major League innings at both third and second base, also extensive work in left area and more limited appearances in centre and right. He pitched to the Padres and even played two innings at shortstop.

In parts of five seasons at San Diego earlier he was launched in November, Spangenberg slashed .258/ / .318/ / .391, including .271/ / .331/ / .423 against right-wing pitching.

2nd base may be the Brewers’ main questionmark at the moment, with Spangenberg linking a set of competitions which includes right-handed-hitting utility men Hernan Perez and Tyler Saladino. Top potential Keston Hiura and No. 7 chance Mauricio Dubon are closing in on the Majors, but Milwaukee GM David Stearns has recently made evident that both of the younger players will start next season at the Minor Leagues. Hiura has to shoot a Triple-A at-bat, and Dubon is coming back from ACL surgery on his knee.

Dubon was especially active on societal networking since Stearns made that publicsharing videos of its own advancement. On Thursday, Dubon posted a video of himself turning play the caption,”2 nd base atmosphere very comfortable”

A couple of days earlier in the day, he also posted a video from the batting cage and asked rhetorically,”Hey, is he really going to be ready for spring?”

Tweet from @Mauriciodubon10: Second base feeling very comfortable 😜 pic.twitter.com/XVm5g6SKf1

Another second baseman of attention to the Brewers fell off the market Thursday if Daniel Murphy consented to sign up with the Rockies, reportedly for a couple of years and $24 million. Stearns has said he is prepared to have patience this chilly, simply because the second-base economy is particularly heavy.

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