Bortnick has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Brewers. Bortnick will begin his time with the Brewers in Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 30-year-old last played with Triple-A Toledo in Detroit's system during the 2016 season, hitting .222/.327/.356 with one home run and six RBI in 17 games. Bortnick will serve as organizational depth in the infield moving forward.
Bortnick recently advanced to Triple-A Toledo and has a slash line of .270/.357/.432 in 37 at-bats. Bortnick is a 28-year-old utility infielder who has yet to the the light of the majors shine on his face. But he has finally managed to claw his way back to Triple-A and is hitting a combined .279/.347/.481 in 104 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A this season. Bortnick has reached Triple-A several times in his career, but we're not certain he'll get a shot to advance to the majors with the Tigers.
The Rays have traded for infielder Ryan Roberts, who was designated for assignment earlier in the day by Arizona, Tuesday night after a win over Baltimore. Roberts was acquired in exchange for Double-A infielder Tyler Bortnick.
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