Luke Voit's Future With Milwaukee Brewers In Limbo

Former New York Yankees slugger Luke Voit signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers this offseason, but it contained a clause that allowed him to opt out five days before Opening Day if not on the Brewers' major league roster. Voit did exactly that today. But it doesn't mean his days with the team are definitely over.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell called the opt-out today "a procedural matter," indicating the team is still interested in him. In the meantime, he's officially no longer under any sort of contract with Milwaukee and is free to speak with other teams. 

If Voit does stay with the Brew Crew, his most likely role would be as the right side of a platoon at first with Rowdy Tellez. 

The 32-year-old Voit has a career .818 OPS, along with 95 home runs, 68 of them over a 3+ year period with the Yankees. He has a .254 lifetime average and a strong OPS+ of 124. 

It'll be interesting to see if a team swoops in to try to woo him from the Brewers before they make something official. 

One team that certainly could come calling is the Philadelphia Phillies, who lost their own power-hitting first baseman for the season earlier this week. 

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