Official Release: Brewers Sign Yuniesky Betancourt

The Milwaukee Brewers signed infielder Yuniesky Betancourt today to a one-year contract.

Betancourt, 31, is a career .266 hitter with 67 HR and 411 RBI in 1,019 games.  He has spent his eight-year Major League career with Seattle (2005-09), Kansas City (2009-10, 2012) and Milwaukee (2011).  He batted .447 (21-for-47) with 1 HR and 14 RBI in 18 games as a non-roster invitee with Philadelphia this spring before he was released on Sunday.

As a member of the 2011 National League Central Division Champion Milwaukee Brewers, Betancourt batted .252 with 13 HR and 68 RBI in 152 games.  He batted .310 (13-for-42) with 1 HR and 6 RBI in 11 postseason games in 2011.

Betancourt will wear uniform #3.

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