Tyler Austin just wants to find a new home.
The former Yankees prospect turned Minnesota Twins turned San Francisco Giant is now taking his talents to...the NL Central-competing Milwaukee Brewers.
Austin will report to the minors for Milwaukee and try to work his way up from there. The right-handed hitter was DFA'd by the Giants last week and elected free agency. He's struggled to make much of an impact at the major league level, and this includes 2019, in which he's hit under the Mendoza line in 72 games and 152 plate appearances.
Those aren't exactly the numbers Brewers fans are looking for in a late-season pickup, but due to the MLB's ruling of a singular trade deadline in late July, the previous August waiver deadline has far less of an impact.
Hear that Tyler Austin is signing a minor league deal with the #Brewers— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 13, 2019
Milwaukee has struggled to get much production at first base ever since they dealt Jesus Aguilar to the Rays at the deadline.
As it currently stands, Yasmani Grandal is splitting time with Eric Thames at the position, so when rosters expand, Austin could be a late-season call-up if he can show some kind of production in Triple-A.