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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor-league contract.
Strange-Gordon was released by the reds towards the end of spring training after signing a minor-league deal with Cincinnati. He can potentially play a utility role with the Brewers once he is ready.
Free agent INF Dee Strange-Gordon has turned down several minor league deals and will hold out until a job opens up in the majors.
This spring, Strange-Gordon has been taking part in Reds' camp, where he slashed .281/.361/.313. The Reds, among others, offered Strange-Gordon a minor league deal, but he has rejected all such offers. According to Ken Rosenthal, Strange-Gordon is planning on holding out until a spot on a major league roster opens up due to poor performance or injury.
Dee Strange-Gordon was released by the Reds on Friday.
Strange-Gordon was vying for the shortstop role with Cincinnati. The Reds recently started experimenting with Eugenio Suarez moving from third base to shortstop, and that appears to be their short-term plan, at least to start the season.
Veteran infielder Dee Strange-Gordon is expected to see time at shortstop this spring. Manager David Bell confirmed on Wednesday that "he'll get opportunities" at the position.
Strange-Gordon, 32, is a two-time All-Star and two-time MVP finalist. He has primarily patrolled second base, appearing at the position in 728 career games, and has graced the shortstop position just 16 times over the past seven seasons. Nevertheless, after finding a new home in Cincinnati, he will once again get to try his hand at the position which he was drafted to play. The former fourth-round pick earned an invitation to Spring Training after slashing just .200/.268/.213 in 33 games with the Mariners last year.
Free agent Dee Strange-Gordon has reportedly agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cincinnati Reds, according to Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.
Strange-Gordon had his 2021 club option declined by the Mariners back in October as he was due $14 million. He struggled with a .200/.268/.213 batting line over 75 at-bats with the M's during the 2020 season. He still has some speed in his arsenal and is capable of playing multiple positions so he has a fighting chance to nab a starting role with the Reds this season.