The Brewers signed Frank Catalanatto to a minor league deal today. Lefty bat, career .358 OBP, .449 slugging and a 109 OPS+. He is 34 and has played everywhere. He's to the point now though that he is mainly a corner outfielder. I imagine he will be the first bat off the bench for the Crew at this point.
More importantly, this gives the Brewers some bench depth, and ends the illustrious major league career of Brad Nelson...eventually.
He does have significant splits, however, and should only be used against right handed pitching. Unless something catastrophic happens, he'll be purely a pinch hitter, but he should be an excellent upgrade from Nelson.
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