In Brief: Brewers sign OF Perkins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Outfielder Blake Perkins and the Milwaukee Brewers agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old hit .246 with 15 homers, 50 RBIs and 21 stolen bases last year in the New York Yankees organization for Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with an .813 OPS. He became a free agent after the season.

Perkins was selected by Washington in the second round of the 2015 amateur draft with the 69th overall pick and was traded to the Kansas City Royals in June 2018.

He gets a $750,000 salary while in the major leagues and $175,000 while in the minors. He can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for games: $50,000 for 25 and each additional 25 through 125.

The signing comes a day after the Brewers traded power-hitting outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels for three young pitchers.

Milwaukee received right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero, and minor league lefty Adam Seminaris.

Renfroe, who turns 31 in January, is eligible for arbitration again and likely to get a raise after earning a $7.65 million salary this year. He can become a free agent after next season.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Michigan State forward Malik Hall will be sidelined for about three weeks due to a stress reaction in his left foot, the school announced Thursday.

The 12th-ranked Spartans were set to face No. 18 Alabama on Thursday night in the opening round of the Phil Knight Invitational. Along with Hall, the Spartans were not expected to have staring guard Jaden Akins against the Crimson Tide.

Hall felt discomfort in his foot following Michigan State’s win over Villanova last week and further examination revealed the injury. No surgery is needed, the school said.

Hall was averaging 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in four games this season and playing nearly 32 minutes per game. Akins has averaged 6.8 points in nearly 21 minutes per game.


DETROIT (AP) — Ville Husso made 26 saves for his third shutout this season, helping the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.

Filip Hronek, Dylan Larkin and Michael Rasmussen scored in Detroit’s third straight win. It was Hronek’s fourth goal in his last three games, and Larkin got his ninth of the season, tying for the team lead.

Nashville had gone 4-0-1 over its last five games and won its last six meetings with Detroit. Kevin Lankinen stopped 26 shots in his first start in nearly two weeks, but the Predators were shut out for the second time this season.


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