The Milwaukee Brewers officially announced the additions of three more players for the 2016 season on Monday, signing pitcher Daniel Tillman, outfielder Alex Presley and infielder Jake Elmore to minor league contracts with invites to Major League spring training.
Tillman, a 26-year-old righty, was a second round draft choice of the Los Angeles Angels in 2010 out of Florida Southern College. In six seasons in the Angels minor league system, Tillman went 14-18 with a 3.98 earned run average. He split the 2015 season between High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, sporting a combined 2.76 ERA in 48 relief appearances.
Presley, a 30-year-old outfielder out of Mississippi, was selected in the 8th round of the 2006 draft by Pittsburgh and made his Major League debut with the Pirates in September of 2010. He was traded to Minnesota in August of 2013 and was selected off waivers by the Houston Astros in March of 2014. In six big league seasons, Presley hit a combined .259 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI in 329 games. He spent the majority of last season at Triple-A Fresno, hitting .292 in 89 games and appearing in just eight big league games with the Astros.
Elmore, a 28-year-old utility-infielder, was originally drafted by the Arizona DiamondBacks in the 34th round in 2008. He made his big league debut with the D-Backs in August of 2012, appearing in 30 games. Elmore spent 2013 with Houston, 2014 with Cincinnati and 2015 with Tampa, hitting a combined .215 in 138 games over four major league seasons.