It took a while, but first-round pick Garrett Mitchell has officially signed on the dotted line with the Milwaukee Brewers.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 9, 2020
Wednesday the UCLA standout outfielder made his way to Miller Park where he not only signed but made a confession. “My hands were shaking,” Mitchell said after making it official at Miller Park. Mitchell said he had a “really long day” of physical exams which is part of the final steps in the agreement.
“It was exciting to have my family here and my girlfriend. It was a great experience for me and something I will never forget. Obviously, this is something that only happens once in your life. I’m just very thankful to the Brewers organization for trusting and believing in me, and allowing me to continue following my dream of playing major-league baseball. I’m ready to go.”
The Brewers gave Mitchell, who played centerfield for UCLA, a $3,242,900 signing bonus. Because of the pandemic, that amount will be spread out over 3 years.
What’s next for Mitchell? VP of domestic scouting Tod Johnson said he’d be discussing with the president of baseball operations David Stear about sending him to the Brewer’s alternate training site in Appleton, WI to begin his player development.