Milwaukee Brewers Sign Player After EIGHT YEAR ABSENCE From Majors

It was a long, long time ago when he last played in the major leagues. In fact it was back in 2015, with the Houston Astros, at the age of 23. Now 31 years old, one-time top prospect first baseman Jon Singleton will be back in a major league camp.

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Singleton to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training with the big club.

Singleton came up with the Astros in 2014 after a power-packed few years in the minors. But he hit .168 with a .620 OPS in 95 games, and had similar numbers the following year in just 19 games. 

From there, it was a couple of years in the minors, then a drug-related suspension, and he would be out of baseball for several years. 

He started a comeback two years ago in the Mexican league, and made it to a Triple-A trial with the Brewers last season where he blasted 24 HR with 87 RBIs and an .805 OPS. He was dropped off Milwaukee's 40-man roster this offseason, but now has himself another minor league deal and a spring training invite. 

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