INF Brooks Conrad, who was non-tendered even though he was not arbitration eligible, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers. He joins free agent SS Alex Gonzalez, who signed a one-year deal with the Brewers on Dec. 12.
DEPARTURES: SS Alex Gonzalez (free agent, signed with Brewers), OF Nate McLouth (free agent, signed with Pirates), RHP Derek Lowe (traded to Indians), LHP George Sherrill (free agent, signed with Mariners), INF/OF Brooks Conrad (free agent, signed minor league deal with Mariners).
FREE AGENTS: RHP Kenshin Kawakami, RHP Scott Linebrink.
--RHP Tim Hudson (back surgery) underwent the procedure Nov. 28 after offseason workouts went awry, but he should be ready for spring training.
--3B Chipper Jones (two surgically repaired knees) should be good to go by spring training.
--RHP Jair Jurrjens (bone bruise in right knee) should have no problem getting ready for spring training.
--RHP Tommy Hanson (right shoulder tendinitis) planned to spend the offseason strengthening his shoulder and his lower back and was given permission in December to being playing catch.
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