Rowdy Tellez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed on a one-year $4.95 million contract to avoid arbitration. The deal was first reported on Twitter by Robert Murray of FanSided:
Sources: Rowdy Tellez, Brewers settle at $4.95 million, avoiding arbitration.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 13, 2023
The Brewers have been very busy today, agreeing to contracts with multiple players including Willy Adames, Keston Hiura, and Brandon Woodruff.
Rowdy Tellez with the Milwaukee Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Rowdy Tellez during the 2021 season via trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. In his first half season with the Crew, Tellez hit .272/.333/.481 with seven home runs and 28 RBI.
Tellez’s production in the second-half of 2021 prompted the Brewers to non-tender fan-favorite Daniel Vogelbach, all but awarding Tellez the starting first baseman job in 2022. Tellez rewarded the Brewers’ faith in him with career-highs in both home runs and RBI. In his first full season with the Brewers (153 games last season), Tellez hit .219/.306/.461 with 35 home runs and 89 RBI.
This is Tellez’s second arbitration contract. He has one more arbitration year before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2025.