After infielder Yuniesky Betancourt left the Milwaukee Brewers following the 2011 season many MLB scouts thought his pro career was over. One of the worst rated players in Major League Baseball not only continued his career but now he has been resigned by Milwaukee.
The 31-year-old passed a physical exam Wednesday and signed a one-year contract that will have him playing a key backup role for third base, short stop and second base. The utility infielder was having a solid spring with the Philadelphia Phillies. In spring training he hit .447 with a .451 on-base percentage and .574 slugging percentage.
Betancourt will wear number 3, the same number he wore in 2011 when he hit .252 with 13 home runs and 68 RBIs as the Brewers' starting shortstop in 2011.