The newly formed MLB Draft League announced Monday that Gyorko accepted a managerial position with one of its six founding teams, the West Virginia Black Bears.
With the 32-year-old Gyorko having committed to instruct draft-eligible prospects this summer, he'll presumably close the curtains on an 11-year professional career. Gyorko spent the past eight of those seasons in MLB, seeing action with the Padres, Cardinals, Dodgers and Brewers. Over 847 career games, Gyorko slashed .245/.310/.424 with 121 home runs and 370 RBI.
The Brewers declined Gyorko's $4.5 million club option for 2021, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
The 32-year-old was a strong contributor for the Brewers during the shortened season, as he posted a career-best .837 OPS with nine home runs and 17 RBI in 43 games. Gyorko had most of his success against LHPs (1.048 OPS in 57 plate appearances) and struggled against RHPs with a .699 OPS and 32.1 percent strikeout rate (78 plate appearances). The veteran infielder seems likely to compete in a platoon during spring training, wherever he lands.
Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Monday's loss to the Reds.
Gyorko gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead with his homer off Luis Castillo in the fifth. The first baseman continues to enjoy a resurgent season in which he's belted nine long balls while hitting .274/.360/.579.
Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 3-2 loss against the Cardinals in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader.
Gyorko broke a scoreless tie with his two-run blast in the fourth inning, giving him eight on the season. It was his third long ball of the month and he raised his season OPS to 1.004.
Gyorko went 2-for-5 with two solo homers and a walk during Wednesday's 19-0 win over the Tigers.
The 31-year-old went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position -- including a GIDP with the bases loaded -- but he still came up with the two solo shots. Gyorko has a .293/.379/.672 slash line with seven homers, 12, runs and 12 RBI in 24 games.
Gyorko is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday against Cleveland.
Gyorko will sit for the second consecutive game, as Jace Peterson will bat seventh and draw the start at first base. After Justin Smoak was designated for assignment, it appeared Gyorko would be in line for more at-bats. However, to this point, Peterson has seen an uptick in playing time instead, as has Daniel Vogelbach.
Gyorko will sit Saturday in Cleveland.
Gyorko could potentially be in line for more starts in Milwaukee now that Justin Smoak is no longer on the roster, though it may take some time to see how the situation shakes out. Jace Peterson starts at first base Saturday, with Daniel Vogelbach serving as the designated hitter.
Gyorko was reinstated from the bereavement list Friday.
The 31-year-old was away from the team the past few days to attend to some personal issues, but he's back with the Brewers for the weekend series in Cleveland. Gyorko figures to see increased playing time at first base after Justin Smoak was designated for assignment Thursday, though Daniel Vogelbach -- who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move-- could also factor into the mix.
Gyorko was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday.
Gyorko will be unavailable for several days while on the bereavement list, but he's expected to rejoin the team Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Tyrone Taylor was recalled in a corresponding move to serve as depth.
Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 9-1 win over the Pirates.
Gyorko went deep off Pirates starter Derek Holland in the first inning, and then blasted his second homer of the game off reliever Nick Mears in the seventh. The big performance gave Gyorko five homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored through 43 plate appearances this season. He serves in a utility role in the infield, most recently splitting time with Justin Smoak at first base.
Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Twins.
The veteran infielder got the start at first base in this one, and he wound up being the hero for Milwaukee after he lifted a Taylor Rogers fastball over the wall in center field in the eighth inning to complete the comeback from an early 4-1 deficit. Gyorko isn't seeing everyday at-bats but he's had fantasy value in deeper formats, posting a .286/.348/.619 slash line with two homers and five RBI through 10 games.
Gyorko went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Gyorko started the season 2-for-12 in his first six games, but he went deep for the first time this season while also recording his first multi-hit effort of the campaign. He is now hitting .267 through his first 15 at-bats.
Gyorko will open the season on the Brewers' 30-man roster.
Gyorko was on track to land a roster spot before spring training was paused, and he ultimately ended up doing just that. He is in line to open the season in a third-base platoon with Eric Sogard and could see spot action at a couple other spots as well.
Gyorko remains on track to open the season in a third-base platoon with Eric Sogard, according to Will Sammon of The Athletic.
Injuries limited Gyorko to 62 games last season and contributed to him finishing the campaign with a lowly .498 OPS. According to the report, "Gyorko said he is as healthy as he's been and feels like he has plenty left," and the Brewers will give him a chance to prove that, at least in some capacity. Gyorko possesses the defensive versatility the Brewers seek in their part-time players, but the club does have several other players capable of filling his role, so his hold on a roster spot will be somewhat tenuous.
Gyorko appears on track to open the season in a third-base platoon with Eric Sogard, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Gyorko struggled at the plate to close out the 2019 season with the Dodgers, hitting just .139/.205/.167 with 10 strikeouts across 39 plate appearances after returning from an assortment of wrist, calf and back injuries. The 31-year-old is fully healthy heading in to spring training with the Brewers and is expected to serve in a platoon role alongside Eric Sogard at third base. The right-handed-hitting veteran could potentially serve as a backup option at first base as well and will be competing with fellow offseason additions Ryon Healy and Brock Holt for at-bats as the season approaches.
Gyorko signed with the Brewers on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The veteran battled multiple injuries last season and wound up struggling through 101 plate appearances with the Cardinals and Dodgers, hitting just .174/.248/.250. With a career wRC+ of exactly 100 and the ability to fill in all around the infield, Gyorko should be a useful part-time player if he's able to return to full health.
The Dodgers declined Gyorko's $13 million club option for 2020 on Sunday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
Gyorko was acquired by the Dodgers from the Cardinals ahead of July's trade deadline but had only 39 plate appearances in 24 games with Los Angeles, so it's no surprise to see the team is moving on given the $13 million figure. Overall it was pretty much a lost season for the veteran infielder, as he spent much of 2019 on the injured list and struggled with a .174/.248/.250 slash line in 62 games when healthy.
Gyorko (wrist) was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Sunday's game in Atlanta. He is starting at first base and hitting fifth against lefty Max Fried.
Gyorko should work in the short side of a platoon with the big club, also offering right-handed pop off the bench.
Gyorko (wrist) will be activated from the injured list and start at first base Sunday against the Braves, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gyorko is ready to make his Dodgers debut after completing a nine-game rehab stint between Double-A and Triple-A, during which he hit .333 with two homers in 27 at-bats. He will take over at first base with a lefty (Max Fried) due up for Atlanta in the final game of the series. Most of Gyorko's starting opportunities will come against southpaws.
Manager Dave Roberts said Friday that he expects Gyorko's (back/hamstring/hand) rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City to last around a week before the Dodgers consider reinstating him from the 60-day injured list, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Gyorko has been on the shelf since early June while tending to an assortment of injuries, but he was cleared to resume game action at the minor-league level shortly after being acquired from the Cardinals on July 31. After appearing in two games for Double-A Tulsa, Gyorko began his rehab assignment at Triple-A on Aug. 7 and has suited up in four contests, going 3-for-10 with a home run and three walks. Based on Roberts' comments, it sounds like Gyorko could realistically make his Dodgers debut as soon as this weekend. The 31-year-old will be deployed as a utility infielder whenever he ends up joining the big club.
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|2011||AA-San Antonio Missions||59||236||41||68||12||0||7||40||26||50||1||0||.288||.358||.428|
|2011||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||81||340||78||124||35||2||18||74||38||64||11||3||.365||.429||.638|
|2012||AA-San Antonio Missions||34||130||18||34||4||0||6||17||17||27||1||1||.262||.356||.431|
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|2014||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||6||24||7||7||2||0||1||5||4||4||0||0||.292||.393||.500|
|2015||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||16||61||8||17||1||0||4||9||7||11||0||1||.279||.362||.492|
|2019||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||7||22||5||6||1||0||1||5||3||5||0||0||.273||.385||.455|