Spangenberg, Brewers Finalize Deal
MILWAUKEE — Clarks Summit native Cory Spangenberg and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a one-year contract that pays $1.2 million in the major leagues and $250,000 in the minors. The deal announced Friday was agreed to last month pending a successful physical. Spangenberg, 27, was released by San Diego in November after refusing a minor league assignment. He is taking a cut from his $1.7 million salary last year. Selected by the Padres with the 10th pick in the 2011 amateur draft, he hit .258 with 27 homers and 109 RBIs in parts of five seasons. He batted .235 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 116 games last year, playing second, third and left. He struck out 108 times in 298 at-bats. He also played 21 games at Triple-A El Paso, where he batted .341 with a .997 OPS. Spangenberg joins a team that won the NL Central with an NL-best record of 96-67 last season.