While there’s lockout going on in Major League Baseball preventing 40-man roster moves, there’s still ways for teams to add players.
The Milwaukee Brewers did just that Tuesday, signing first baseman Tyler White to a minor-league contract which includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
White has played in 256 MLB games with Houston and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2016-19.
In 2018 with the Astros, White slashed .276/.354/.533 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 66 games. But he struggled in 2019 and was dealt to the Dodgers in late July.
White played in nine games in Korea in 2020 and spent last season with Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, where he batted .292/.424/.476 with 13 home runs in 105 games.
The right-handed White, who turned 31 in October, could perhaps be a platoon partner with left-handed hitting first baseman Rowdy Tellez or just add some depth at the position in the Brewers’ system.