I’ve heard tonight that the Milwaukee Brewers may have made a contract offer to free agent first baseman Derrek Lee.
From what I’ve heard at this time Lee had not accepted the offer.
The offer I heard about would be for a prorated, one-year deal with a base salary of $2 million with incentives worth up to $6 million more.
As with any contract offer, negotiations can still take place which could change these terms.
Lee would need to work out for the team as a part of the negotiations.
If Lee does accept the offer, there has been talk that he’d need about 15 minor-league games to get ready.
I’ll keep my ear open if anything else is passed my way on this topic.
***UPDATE: Doug Melvin confirmed to the media that they did talk to free agent 1B Derrek Lee but that signing him is “not going to happen”.***
In the same message, I was told that the Brewers are also tossing around the idea of making a contract offer to a certain free agent starting pitcher.
More on that if they get further down the proverbial road.