The Milwaukee Brewers signed infielder Tyler Austin on Friday and assigned him to the San Antonio Missions.
Austin made his Missions debut as a pinch-hitter on Friday night in the Missions’ 4-2 loss to the New Orleans Baby Cakes at Wolff Stadium. Austin flied out in his only action of the game.
Austin played in 70 games this season for the San Francisco Giants. He batted .185 with 8 home runs.
On Aug. 9, the Giants sent him outright to the Sacramento River Cats. Austin elected free agency, making him available to the Brewers organization.
The 6-foot-2 right-hander has also played in the majors for the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. He has played in 192 major league games and batted .220 with 32 home runs.