The Brewers have signed former Tampa Bay Ray Gregg Zaun to a one-year contract that comes with an option. He says he was told he’d be the No. 1 catcher.
From Adam McCalvy’s Twitter feed: “I’ll have to earn it every day,” Zaun said. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Sounds like Zaun was attracted to the Brewers’ aggressiveness – they made their interest known on the first day possible.
Also per McCalvy, the deal is worth $1.9 million in salary for 2010 and the contract includes us to $600,000 in bonuses that have to do with his number of starts. The club option for 2011 would be for $2.25 million and there’s a $250, 000 buyout.
edit: In 90 games he was a .260 hitter with eight home runs and 27 RBI and is a swich-hitter. He's 38 and seems to match Kendall grit-for-grit.