MLB Free Agency News: Milwaukee Brewers To Sign Alex Gonzalez

Alec DoppCorrespondent IDecember 8, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 21:  Alex Gonzalez #2 of the Atlanta Braves against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field on August 21, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After three brutal days at the 2011 MLB Winter Meetings in Dallas, Texas, the Milwaukee Brewers have finally found their shortstop for the future.  Or at least for next season, that is.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted just minutes ago that the club has reached an agreement with veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez on a one-year deal with a vesting option for 2013.  The monetary figure is unclear, but we will continue to update you as information becomes available.

According to Rosenthal himself via Twitter:

Alex Gonzalez deal with is one year with a vesting option.

Last season, Gonzalez, 34, batted .241 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI in 149 games with the Atlanta Braves.  The veteran infielder was considered to be a potential target for Milwaukee at the beginning of the offseason, when GM Doug Melvin began to contemplate the many options that could upgrade his infield from a season ago.


Alec Dopp covers the Milwaukee Brewers as a featured columnist on Bleacher Report.  Follow him on Twitter and read his blog, Brewers Rumors.