The Brewers have reached a one-year deal with veteran reliever Boone Logan, a major-league source confirmed Friday afternoon. The deal will guarantee $2.5 million and includes a $4.125 million club option (or $625k buyout) for 2019. MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy was first on the agreement.
Logan will receive a $1.875 million base salary in 2018, with $3.2 million in incentives. In 2019, the Brewers will have the choice to retain him on the $4.125 million option or let him go via the $625k buyout. If the team does exercise the option, the second year also includes $3.2 million in incentives, meaning the deal can max out at $12.4 million over two seasons.
Logan, 33, posted a 4.71 ERA in just 21 innings for the Indians last year, with a strained lat muscle ending his season in July. The lefty specialist made 38 appearances, posting an encouraging 3.16 FIP and having batters post an unlucky .353 BABIP against him. These numbers suggest he could be in line for a resurgence in 2018.
Logan would join Josh Hader as lefties in the bullpen for Milwaukee, providing southpaw options in front of Jacob Barnes and Corey Knebel. Logan has 12 years of major-league experience, spending time with the White Sox (2006-08), Braves (2009), Yankees (2010-13), Rockies (2014-16) and Indians (2017).
Logan is the third pitching addition of the winter for the club. Starters Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo have already jumped on board while relievers Anthony Swarzak (Mets) and Jared Hughes (Reds) have signed elsewhere.
For a full look at where every free agent has signed this winter, be sure to check out our updated free-agent tracker.