BREWERS SIGN MICHAEL CHOICE TO MINOR LEAGUE DEAL

The Brewers announced a series of transactions on Friday afternoon, including the signing of former Oakland Athletics prospect Michael Choice.

Choice, 27, was a first round pick of Oakland’s in 2010 and made his MLB debut with the A’s as a September call-up in 2013.  He was traded to Texas following the 2013 season and spent parts of the next two seasons with the Rangers before being dealt again, this time to the Cleveland Indians late in 2015. Choice signed as a free agent with Baltimore prior to the start of this season but managed just one hit in ten games for Triple-A Norfolk before being released by the Orioles on May 2nd.

In addition to the signing of Choice, Milwaukee also announced that pitcher Andrew Barbosa was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Colorado Springs with infielder Nick Noonan coming off the DL to fill his roster spot.  Meanwhile at Class-A Wisconsin, pitcher Victor Diaz was placed on the DL with David Burkhalter joining the Timber Rattlers from extended spring training to fill his spot in the rotation.