De Jesus signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. After playing in 180 games at the major-league level the previous two seasons, De Jesus didn't appear in a single game for the Brewers in 2017 as the shortstop spent the entire year with Triple-A Colorado Springs. During that time, he slashed .345/.407/.488 with seven home runs and 65 RBI, and should be able to provide a little extra depth to the Red Sox's infield if needed this upcoming season.
De Jesus has not received any other MLB offers and expects to begin the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. De Jesus pursued other offers after being left off the Brewers' Opening Day roster, but there were no major-league opportunities available to him. The shortstop is coming off a hot spring performance in which he posted a .429 average and a 1.031 OPS over 27 games, a trend he will hope to continue in the hitter-friendly confines of Colorado Springs.
De Jesus was informed Tuesday that he did not make the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Despite hitting a gaudy .409 (18-for-44) over 22 Cactus League games this spring, the Brewers ultimately decided to leave De Jesus off the 25-man roster. He'll likely open the season in the hitter-friendly environment of Triple-A Colorado Springs if he doesn't land an MLB opportunity in the next 48 to 72 hours.
De Jesus signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training. He played in 104 games for the Reds last year, grading out as a replacement-level player (0.1 fWAR). De Jesus can play all four infield positions, which is what makes him appealing in a real life sense, but he has a career 71 wRC+ in 545 plate appearances, making him unappealing in fantasy. Look for him to start the year at Triple-A.
De Jesus was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday. De Jesus was on the major league roster the entire year, but he only acted as a reserve utility player for the bulk of the season. With younger players waiting in the upper levels of the minors, the Reds decided to cast the 29-year-old off the 40-man roster, although given his major league experience, he very well could be back in the big leagues at some point in 2017.
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