Report says Brewers looking a signing Kotsay, lottery held for Opening Day ticketsWisconsin Sports
-- There’s a report that the Milwaukee Brewers are interested in picking up free agent outfielder Mark Kotsay.
MILWAUKEE - There’s a report that the Milwaukee Brewers are interested in picking up free agent outfielder Mark Kotsay.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports said the Brewers also took a look at infielder Jorge Cantu – but they couldn’t guarantee him enough playing time, so Cantu signed with San Diego. The Brewers are in the market for a veteran bench player. They tried signing Fox Valley native Eric Hinske from Menasha – but he choose to re-up with Atlanta, and play a second season with the Braves. The 35-year-old Kotsay has a .315 batting average as a pinch-hitter. He had eight homers in 327 at-bats a year ago with the Chicago White Sox.
The Milwaukee Brewers will open a lottery today for tickets to Opening Day, plus other marquee games at Miller Park this season. The lottery starts at 10 this morning. Fans can enter their names at Brewers-Dot-Com through February 15th for the chance to buy up to four tickets to the Brewers’ home opener against Atlanta on April fourth. And they can buy to eight seats for any of 15 marquee games later in the year. Winners will be notified by February 21st, and they’ll have the chance to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public later in February. The date for single-game sales has not been announced yet. The only other Opening Day tickets to be available will be a small number to be sold on the first day that individual game sales begin at the ballpark.