Reports: 1B Rowdy Tellez signs 1-year deal with Pirates

League: MLB

Posted on: 13 Dec, 2023 at 04:21 PM

Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million deal with first baseman Rowdy Tellez.

Multiple outlets reported the deal Tuesday night. Tellez can earn an additional $800,000 in incentives.

The Milwaukee Brewers non-tendered the 28-year-old slugger on Nov. 17, making him a free agent.

Tellez played only 105 games for the Brewers in 2023, missing most of July and August with a right forearm injury.

He batted .215 with 13 home runs, 47 RBIs and a career-worst .376 slugging percentage last season.

In six seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays (2018-21) and Milwaukee (2021-23), Tellez has a .233/.304/.446 batting line with 92 homers and 263 RBIs in 533 games.

--Field Level Media