Reliever Brad Boxberger agrees to 1-year deal with Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Brad Boxberger will be back in the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen this season.

The Brewers announced Sunday they have signed the veteran right-hander to a one-year free agent deal that includes a club option for 2023.

The deal is worth $2.5 million and Boxberger can earn another $550,000 in performance bonuses, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Boxberger, 33, had a team-high 71 appearances last season and posted a 5-4 record with a 3.34 ERA and four saves as part of a bullpen headed by three-time All-Star closer Josh Hader and setup man Devin Williams. Boxberger struck out 83 and allowed 44 hits and 25 walks in 64 2/3 innings.

He pitched two scoreless innings in the Brewers' NL Division Series loss to the eventual World Series champion Atlanta Braves.

Boxberger owns a career record of 27-34 with a 3.52 ERA and 496 strikeouts in 393 2/3 innings. He had an AL-leading 51 saves for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015 and had 32 saves for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.