MILWAUKEE (AP) Reliever Neal Cotts and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract.
The 34-year-old left-hander was 2-9 with a 4.32 ERA and two saves in a career-high 73 relief appearances for Texas last season, a year after going 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA in 58 games with the Rangers. Cotts has held opponents to a .223 average during the past two seasons with 128 strikeouts in 123 2-3 innings.
Cotts is 20-24 with a 4.05 ERA and four saves in 410 relief appearances and five starts for the White Sox (2003-06), Cubs (2007-09) and Texas. He appeared in all four games of the 2005 World Series and got the win in Game 2 against Houston.