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Travis Shaw returns to Brewers with minor league deal

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Travis Shaw goes back to Makers with minors bargain

Travis Shaw is back in Milwaukee to offer the Makers another choice for their uncertain scenario at 3rd base.

The Makers revealed Tuesday that Shaw has actually authorized a minors agreement that consists of an invite to big league camp.

“I think he fits into a need that we have,” Makers supervisor Craig Counsell stated. “He has an opportunity to earn something. That’s how it was presented to Travis, and I think that’s what excited him about the opportunity.”

Shaw, that transforms 31 on April 16, last bet the Makers from 2017-19. That three-year job consisted of some remarkable low and high.

He had 31 homers, 101 RBIs as well as an .862 OPS in 2017. Shaw complied with that up with 32 homers, 86 RBIs as well as an .825 OPS in 2018. Yet he trailed off significantly in 2019, striking simply .157 with a .281 on-base percent, .270 punching percent, 7 homers as well as 16 RBIs in 86 video games.

“The Brewers have seen me at my absolute best and they’ve also seen me in my absolute worst in 2019,” Shaw stated Tuesday from the Makers’ spring-training website in Phoenix az. “So the fact that they reached out and were open to a reunion meant a lot to me.”

When the Makers decreased to provide him an agreement after the 2019 period, Shaw invested 2020 with the Toronto Blue Jays as well as struck .239 with a .306 on-base percent, 6 homers, 17 RBIs as well as a .717 OPS in 50 video games.

After sagging in August, Shaw recoiled to bat .270 with an .821 OPS in September. That late has Shaw sensation certain he’s remedied a few of the problems that triggered him to have a hard time a lot his in 2014 in Milwaukee.

“I’m not a huge launch angle guy, but it got out of control in 2019,” Shaw stated. “Everything was going straight up in the air. There was not very much solid contact. For me, it was getting a little bit back to more of a line-drive approach. That was the thing that I focused on the most, trying to barrel up as many balls as I could and hit balls hard, whether that was a line drive or in the air.”

The Makers get in springtime training without a specific beginning 3rd baseman.

Luis Urías as well as Orlando Arcia are each exercising at both shortstop as well as 3rd base this springtime. Urías went to 3rd base for 30 of his 41 looks last period, while Arcia was practically specifically a shortstop.

The Makers additionally authorized Daniel Robertson, a utilityman that takes into consideration 3rd base his finest placement.

“There was an opening at third base and pretty decent playing time available there as long as I came in and hit and did what I’m supposed to do,” Shaw stated. “This place kind of stood out to me from the start, and it was something that I hoped would come together.”

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Comply With Steve Megargee at https://twitter.com/stevemegargee

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