Milwaukee Brewers Sign 8-Year Veteran Outfielder

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly signed outfielder Raimel Tapia to a major-league contract, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Tapia recently became a free agent after being released by the Boston Red Sox.

The Brewers, dealing with injuries to outfielders Garrett Mitchell and Tyrone Taylor, sought to bolster their roster by adding Tapia.

The 29-year-old corner outfielder is expected to provide valuable depth and versatility to the team.

Tapia, known for his contact-oriented hitting and speed, had a decent performance during his time with the Red Sox this season.

In 39 games, he recorded a batting average of .264 with four doubles, a triple, a home run, 10 RBI, six stolen bases, and 14 runs scored in 97 plate appearances.

His ability to excel against right-handed pitchers, evidenced by his .815 OPS, adds to his value as an asset for the Brewers.

While Tapia might initially fill a reserve role, he has the potential to earn significant playing time, especially against right-handed pitchers.

His addition provides support to the Brewers' outfield amid injuries and could also add depth to their infield rotation if needed. Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports