Brewers Ink Cameron

Free agent outfielder Mike Cameron and the Milwaukee Brewers came to terms on a $7 million, one-year contract this weekend, which includes a limited no-trade clause, a $10 million club option for 2009 and a $750,000 buyout, should things not go as smoothly as expected.

In the absence of longtime Brewer Geoff Jenkins, who joined the Philadelphia Phillies outfield via free agency this winter, the 35-year-old Cameron's signing makes sense. However, for the first part of next season, Milwaukee will have to do without him, as he'll begin serving his 25-game suspension for testing positive a second time for a banned stimulant. Cameron hit .242 with 21 homers and 78 RBIs with the San Diego Padres last year.

Once Cameron returns from his grounding, last year's cannon-armed center fielder Bill Hall will likely make the move to third base, putting NL rookie of the year Ryan Braun out in left, where his defensive shortcomings won't be as obvious.

[Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel] | [A League of Her Own] | [Brewers Nation]