From USA Today:
Free agent outfielder Todd Hollandsworth agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.
OK, I’m bummed on the Hollandsworth news. Man, the Indians are going to be tough this year – their front office is good.
But, also from the USA Today:
The Milwaukee Brewers designated infielder Russell Branyan for assignment Monday, making room for new third baseman Corey Koskie.
Branyan played 85 games for the Brewers last season, hitting .257 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI. He has a career .232 batting average with 93 home runs and 238 RBI in 536 games. Milwaukee has 10 days to trade, release or send him outright to the minors.
Branyan whiffs – a lot. But, last year he killed RHP (with an OPS of .943 in over 200 PA). He can back-up at 3B, 1B, and (in a pinch) the OF. He would be perfect “DH Insurance” should the Yankees options at DH fail this spring.
If used correctly, Branyan could be a plus to have on the bench.