JS’s Tom Haudricourt reports the Brewers will announce they’ve signed free agent third baseman Mike Lamb today.
Haudricourt said he spoke with Doug Melvin this morning, and Melvin confirmed the signing and said it will be officially announced soon.
Lamb, 33, was picked up by Milwaukee in early September after being released by the Twins. In his last 10 games for Milwaukee in ‘08, Lamb hit .300 and only struck out once. He has a career .333 OBP, and as a left-handed hitter, he will surely spell platoon mate for Bill Hall—if not provide veteran insurance in case of a Hall trade.
No word yet on years or money, but I’d assume it’s likely a one-year deal worth—at tops—$2M after incentives. Jared or myself will provide updates on this as they come.
Update: It’s official. Lamb will make the veteran minimum from Milwaukee. Minnesota will be on the hook to pay the rest of Lamb’s $3M salary for 2009. Even if you hate this signing, you have to like the combo of upside and affordability.