Brewers invite David Dahl to spring training
Last August, the Brewers signed the outfielder David dahl and assigned it to Triple-A. The former Rockie had been freed by the Rangers. Dahl was brought back to the Brewers on a minor league contract and issued an invitation to spring training, according to The Athletic’s Will Sammon (via twitter). The invitation was finalized before the transaction freeze went into effect.
Dahl is a bit of a wild card for the Brewers’ outfield photo next season. Brewers lost Avisail Garcia to Marlins and traded Jackie Bradley Jr. at the Red Sox. Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich will look to regain some of the earlier glory after struggling to match their previous heights in 2021. Renfroë Hunter was added to the image in the Bradley case. Tyrone taylor remains on the roster as an additional outfielder, while infielders such as Keston Hiura, Jace Pederson, and Mike Brosseau could see the weather in the corners of the outfield.
Dahl, the tenth overall in the 2012 draft, has seen his career derailed with a series of injuries. However, he is only 27 years old. He didn’t find his way with the Rangers, hitting just 0.210 / 0.247 / 0.322 in 220 home plate appearances. His contributions amounted to a disappointing rWAR of -1.0, which led to his eventual DFA.