As the Brewers start working toward Spring Training and the start of the 2023 Major League Baseball season, here is a list of all the team’s major offseason transactions:

November

10 — Declined 2023 option on RHP Brad Boxberger

Boxberger went 4-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 70 appearances for Milwaukee last season but also saw his WHIP go up from 1.07 to 1.23 while his fastball velocity dropped from 93.5 MPH to 92.7. He was due to earn $3 million next season if the Brewers picked up the option but instead, gets a $750,000 buyout and becomes a free agent as he heads into his age-35 season.

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10 — Claimed RHP Tyson Miller off waivers from Texas

Miller, 27, went 1-2 with a 10.97 ERA in four appearances (two starts) for the Rangers last season and had a 4.52 ERA in 29 appearances (16 starts) for Triple-A Round Rock. Brewers GM Matt Arnold told MLB.com that Miller has been on Milwaukee’s radar for awhile and will be considered for both starting and relief roles.

10 — Acquired C Payton Henry from Miami for RF Reminton Batista

Henry was among Milwaukee’s Top 30 prospects before he was dealt to Miami at the 2021 trade deadline for right-handed reliever John Curtiss. Henry, 25, went 4-for-28 in 15 games for the Marlins last season and slashed .250/.349/.391 with three homers and a .740 OPS over 29 minor league games.

9 — Activated C Alex Jackson from the 60-day injured list

Jackson, 26, spent most of last season at Triple-A Nashville where he compiled a .701 OPS over 119 plate appearances. He appeared in give games for the Brewers but was shut down in late August with inflammation in his left wrist.

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8 — Exercise club option on 2B Kolten Wong

Wong, 32, produced another solid season at the plate (.251/.339/.430, 15 HR, .770 OPS) but looked little like the perennial Gold Glove contender at second base after committing a career-high 15 errors. Still, without an obvious replacement on the 40-man roster or in the farm system, the Brewers are confident enough that Wong’s defense will return to form that they were willing to pick up his $10 million option for 2023.

7 — C Omar Narváez elects free agency

Narváez, 30, came to the Brewers in a Dec. 2019 trade with the Mariners with a reputation of swinging a big bat but needing some work behind the plate. In three seasons with Milwaukee, though, Narváez flipped that script: he developed into one of the game’s best pitch framers but slashed .233/.318/.350 with 17 home runs and a .667 OPS in 867 plate appearances.

6 — OF Andrew McCutchen, 2B Jace Peterson, LHP Taylor Rogers, RHP Trevor Rosenthal elect free agency

  • McCutchen was the Brewers’ biggest acquisition of the 2012-22 offseason, signing a one-year $8.5 million deal in mid-March. The move was aimed at providing some offensive help against left-handed pitching while serving primarily as the team’s designated hitter.
  • Peterson was quietly one of the Brewers’ most valuable players in 2023, seeing time all over the field but more often than not sharing time at third base with Luis Urias.
  • After coming to Milwaukee in the now-infamous Josh Hader trade, Rogers allowed six home runs in 24 games and blew three saves in September while the Brewers fought for a postseason berth.
  • If the Hader deal wasn’t bad enough, trading for Rosenthal might go down as the worst transaction of David Stearns’ Brewers tenure. The veteran right-hander was on the IL with a hamstring injury at the time of the trade but suffered a shoulder injury during a minor league rehab assignment and was shut down before ever throwing a pitch for Milwaukee.

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Andrew Wagner, Contributor

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