Two weeks ago the Milwaukee Brewers signed 1B/DH Luke Voit to a Minor League Contract with an invite to Major League camp. The six year veteran’s contract does include the ability to opt out of his deal if not added to the 40-man roster by March 16, 2023. If he does make the Brewers roster, his base salary would be $2.00 million.
Brewers slugger Luke Voit has an opt out date of March 16, 2023. This is rapidly approaching.
Joel Sherman, baseball columnist for the New York Post, reported this information. Voit is thought to have a similar, although slightly better, skill set to that of Brewers Keston Hiura. One big difference between the two players is that Hiura is out of Minor League options and Voit is not. Voit currently is sitting at 4.169 years of MLB service time, so he does not have the power to refuse a Minor League assignment if added to the 40-man roster. It’s possible that Voit has wording in his contract that would combat against being immediately optioned to the Minor Leagues, but so far there has been no indication regarding this.
So far in spring training, Voit has accumulated 15 at-bats. He has collected six hits and one double. On the contrary, Hiura has two hits over 13 at-bats with one double. Both should continue to see playing time over the course of the next week, in which Voit’s opt out date is exactly seven days from now.
According to Joel Sherman, Brewers manager Craig Counsell believes that Voit will find a roster spot. He provided the following quote from Counsell, “We have a decision to make there, but I think the good Luke Voit is absolutely going to find a [roster] spot.”
Time will tell what happens between Luke Voit and the Milwaukee Brewers. The right-handed slugger could be a solid option in the lineup or pinch hitter late in games. If he’s healthy, his bat has plenty of pop and the Brewers struggled to consistently put runs on the board last season.
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