Brewers sign Boyer to Minors deal

Contract with veteran reliever includes invitation to Major League camp

Brewers sign Boyer to Minors deal

The Brewers signed veteran relief pitcher Blaine Boyer to a Minor League contract on Friday and extended the right-hander an invitation to Spring Training.

Boyer made 68 appearances out of the Twins' bullpen last season and posted a 2.49 ERA despite recording only 33 strikeouts over 65 innings. The 34-year-old made a comeback in 2014, pitching 32 games for the Padres after not appearing in the Majors from 2012-13.

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A third-round pick by the Braves in the 2000 Draft, Boyer has pitched for six teams over parts of nine big league seasons. He owns a 4.22 career ERA while working exclusively in relief.

Adding Boyer -- as well as catching prospect Jacob Nottingham, acquired Friday in a trade with the A's for Khris Davis -- gives the Brewers 19 players who will be in Major League camp as non-roster invitees this spring.

Andrew Simon is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.