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Brewers shore up infield by adding ex-Cards 2B Kolten Wong

The Brewers are moving Keston Hiura from second base to first base.
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong throws Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager out at...
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong throws Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager out at first during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)(Jeff Roberson | AP)
Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 12:50 PM CST
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kolten Wong is leaving St. Louis behind but staying in the NL Central as the Milwaukee Brewers reshape the right side of their infield by adding a Gold Glove second baseman.

Wong and the Brewers finalized their $18 million, two-year contract on Friday, a deal that includes a 2023 club option.

The Cardinals declined a $12.5 million 2021 option for Wong. Wong has earned Gold Glove honors each of the last two seasons.

He batted .265 with a .350 on-base percentage, one homer and 16 RBIs in 53 games last season.

The Brewers are moving Keston Hiura from second base to first base.

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