Minors deal for former D-back Oeltjen

The Brewers added some outfield depth on Monday when they signed former D-backs outfielder Trent Oeltjen to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league camp. 

The 26-year-old spent most of 2009 at Triple-A Reno, where he batted .303 with 10 home runs and 64 RBIs in 114 games. He then made his Major League debut with Arizona and batted .243 with three homers and four RBIs in 24 games. He became a free agent on Nov. 4 when the D-backs outrighted Oeltjen from their 40-man roster.

A native of Sydney, Oeltjen played for Australia in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and batted .500 (6-for-12) with one RBIs in three games. He’s a .293 hitter in parts of nine Minor League seasons, mostly in the Twins’ chain. 

Oeltjen bats and throws left-handed.


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