Infielder Brett Lawrie is set to make his return to professional baseball.
Lawrie, who last played in MLB in 2016, announced on Instagram that he’s signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Life has been a little weird for me this past couple years. To be honest it’s been lonely. I worked my whole life to achieve my dreams. I’ve shared a locker room with 25+ men ever since I’ve been 19 years old & I blinked and it all disappeared. I’ve put more effort into finding the people I thought knew what was best for me than any of you could understand . It wasn’t until about a week & a half ago I received a call from my agent & shortly into that call I got word that something could be “Brewing”. Yesterday I got the best news of my life & I am beyond excited to share with you that I am signing with the “Milwaukee Brewers”. Im so ecstatic for this opportunity of a lifetime and I cannot thank the Brewers enough for believing in ME when no 1 else would. Remember …. “ You, Me or Nobody is gonna hit as hard as LIFE” – R.B
Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed by the Brewers.
Lawrie has a career .216 average, adding 71 home runs and 253 RBIs in 588 games across six seasons.
After debuting with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, Lawrie was later traded to the Oakland Athletics in 2015 as part of a package that helped the Blue Jays acquire Josh Donaldson. Lawrie then joined the Chicago White Sox in 2016, appearing in 94 games for the ball club.
The 29-year-old Canadian was a former first-round pick of the Brewers in 2008.