The Brewers reached their decisions Wednesaday with 10 players who were eligible for arbitration.
The biggest move for the team was to trade right-hand pitcher Corey Knebel to the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash. Knebel, once the team’s closer who also made the National League All Star team in 2017, was coming off Tommy John surgery for the 2020 season, which saw his performance suffer due to bad mechanics and a new left hamstring injury during the season.
Three players were non-tendered, making them free agents:
- Outfielder Ben Gamel
- Left-handed pitcher Alex Claudio
- Infielder/Outfielder Jace Peterson
Four players did reach one-year deals with the team:
- Shortstop Orlando Arcia (reportedly worth $2 million)
- Catcher Omar Narvaez (reportedly worth $2.5 million)
- Catcher Manny Pina (reportedly worth $1.65 million)
- First baseman Daniel Vogelbach (reportedly worth $1.4 million)
The team also provided tendered contracts to pitchers Brandon Woodruff and Josh Hader. Both will continue through the arbitration process in order to set their 2021 salaries.