The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent second baseman Kolten Wong. The Athletic was first to report the deal, which is expected to pay Wong $18 million over two years with an option for a third year. The deal is pending a physical.
Wong broke in the Major Leagues with St. Louis and played all eight years with the Cardinals. He won the National League Gold Glove at second base each of the last two seasons. The Cardinals declined a $12.5 million club option for 2021, instead paying him a $1 million buyout.
Adding Wong at second base will most likely move Keston Hiura to first base. Hiura was the Brewers first-round draft pick in 2017 and has had throwing issues at second base. He committed six errors in 49 games there last season and 22 total errors during his first two seasons in the majors. [Read more…]