Brewers sign Petersen to Minors deal with invite

Brewers sign Petersen to Minors deal with invite

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers restocked their Triple-A outfield on Tuesday with Minor League deals for Triple-A veterans Bryan Petersen and Ben Guez, and invited Petersen to Major League Spring Training. 

The 28-year-old, left-handed-hitting Petersen has appeared in parts of three seasons in the Majors with the Marlins, last in 2012, but has done most of his work in the Minors, where he has been a .284 hitter with a .360 on-base percentage over parts of eight seasons while manning all three outfield positions. He's played at the Triple-A level in each of the past five years, including 2014 in the Rangers' system. Petersen hit 13 home runs at hitter-friendly Round Rock, his best total since belting a career-best 20 homers at two levels of Miami's system in 2008. 

In his 453 Major League at-bats, Petersen has batted .220 with two home runs, 29 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. He's gone 10-for-42 as a pinch-hitter. 

Guez, 27, has played all seven of his professional seasons in the Tigers' system, reaching Triple-A in each of the past five years. A right-handed hitter, he's developed power in recent years, with a career-high 18 home runs at Toledo in 2013, and 16 homers at the same stop last season. He's also manned all three outfield spots. 

The contract for Guez did not include a big league camp invite, but he will be part of the Brewers' invitation-only Minor League minicamp.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.