Today was the first day of MLB’s 2021-22 offseason, which began with an Atlanta victory in the World Series last night.
The Milwaukee Brewers, led by David Stearns, wasted no time in making moves, announcing today that right-hander Trevor Gott had been signed to a one-year contract.
According to additional reports, Gott’s contract is a split one, which means he’ll be given a 40-man roster place for now but will be compensated differently depending on whether he pitches in the majors or in the minors.
This is significant because Gott is out of options, and as a player who has previously passed waivers and been outrighted in his career, if the Brewers successfully pass him through the waiver wire, he has the option to elect free agency.
The deal’s specifics haven’t been revealed yet, but if that scenario plays out, a high minor league salary might persuade Gott to stay with the organization.
For the time being, Gott will compete for a job in the bullpen next Spring Training.
The right-hander, a former 6th-round pick in 2013, has spent parts of six MLB seasons with the Angels, Nationals, and Giants. Over 140.0 innings pitched, the 29-year-old has a 5.01 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9, as well as a 47.4 percent ground ball rate.
He’s been praised for his “talent,” which includes a recent transition away from a sinker and toward a 95 MPH four-seam fastball to complement his curveball, and he had a good year in Triple-A.
Is Trevor Gott Related To Jim Gott?
Trevor Gott is unrelated to Jim Gott, another Giants pitcher from 1985 to 1987. They only share common names and both played as pitchers.