The Brewers continued to stockpile players for the upcoming 2016 season, signing infielder/outfielder Eric Young, Jr. to a minor league contract on Tuesday.
Young, 30, the son of former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Eric Young, was selected in the 30th round of the 2003 draft by Colorado and made his major league debut with the Rockies in 2009.
He’s hit a combined .247 with 144 stolen bases over the course of seven big league seasons with the Rockies, Braves and Mets, seeing limited time at second base with the majority of his action coming in the outfield.
Young began the 2015 season with Atlanta before having his contract purchased by New York late last August. He is expected to compete for the open center field job at the big league level but could also provide organizational depth at Triple-A Colorado Springs.