The market for bench players is thinning out, but the Milwaukee Brewers still want to add a veteran reserve. Free agent Mark Kotsay is one possibility, according to a major league source.
Kotsay, a left-handed hitter, could pinch-hit for center fielder Carlos Gomez and offer veteran presence along with infielder Craig Counsell. The Brewers earlier showed interest in Willie Harris, who signed with the Mets. Jorge Cantu, who has reached agreement with the Padres, wanted more playing time than the Brewers could offer.
Kotsay, 35, spent last season with the White Sox, batting .239 with a .306 on-base percentage and .376 slugging average. He had eight homers in 327 at-bats. He went 3 for 16 with a walk as a pinch-hitter but is a career .315/.357/.467 hitter in 92 at-bats in that role.
— Ken Rosenthal