Milwaukee, WI - According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Milwaukee Brewers are beginning to shift their attention to Michael Young to fill their void at first base. The Brewers wanted to re-sign Corey Hart, but Hart signed with the Seattle Mariners earlier in the offseason. Another name that the Brewers are interested is Ike Davis, but Michael Young appears to be the player that they are most interested in.
In 147 games last season split between the Phillies and Dodgers, Young batted for a .279 average to go along with eight homers and 46 RBI’s. Those numbers aren’t the type of “pop” that the Brewers have had in recent years at first base, but he’d still be a nice fit in the lineup and defensively as well.
Young played third base last season and isn’t exactly what people think of when trying to fill a first base position need. He has been known as a solid defender throughout his career and a solid offensive player as well. This would be a good move for the Brewers to make, mostly depending on what kind of money they would have to give him. Ike Davis might provide a bit more power to the lineup, but he wouldn’t add the veteran experience or defense that Young can bring to the table.
Overall, this is a move that we very well might see happen. The Brewers are looking to figure out their first base issue as soon as possible and Young is wanting to sign a deal soon as well. Milwaukee isn’t expected to be a serious contender this year, but this could be a move to help them at least compete against the better teams in the NL during the regular season.
Evan Massey is the Lead Editor for Pro Sports Extra. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.