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Gyorko agrees to 1-year deal with Brewers

Jedd Gyorko is set to join his fourth Major League team and third over the last two seasons.

Gyorko, a 31-year-old infielder, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, pending a physical.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal was first to report Gyorko’s agreement with Milwaukee, for which terms of the Major League deal were not yet available. It comes on the heels of a season in which he played in only 62 games — 38 for the St. Louis Cardinals and 24 for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

A University High graduate and former standout at West Virginia University, Gyorko finished the 2019 season with a .174 batting average as he suffered through the toughest campaign of his seven-year pro career. Gyorko served multiple stints on the IL and underwent wrist surgery in June.

From 2013-2018, however, Gyorko proved to be a quality hitter and registered three 20-plus home run seasons, including a career-high 30 with St. Louis in 2016. Gyorko followed that up with the highest batting average of his career at .272 in 2017, along with 21 doubles, 20 home runs and a career-best 67 RBIs.

Gyorko spent the first three years of his MLB career with the San Diego Padres.

He saw time at first, second and third base last season. Gyorko also played shortstop as recently as 2018 and will likely see time at multiple positions in Milwaukee.

Gyorko is the Mountaineers’ all-time leader in batting average at .404 and second in hits with 281 despite playing only three seasons collegiately.

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