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Former Logger, Thames, signs with Brewers

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The Brewers have a new first baseman and it's a name Loggers fans are familiar with.
Eric Thames signed a three-year deal with Milwaukee Tuesday.

Thames spent the last three seasons playing professionally in Korea.
He's also played two seasons in the majors with Toronto and Seattle.
Thames spent the summer of 2007 in La Crosse, where he was an outfielder and the Loggers most valuable player.

"I love Milwaukee.  I love this city, I love this state.  I played in La Crosse in 2007, so I have some experience out here.  People are very nice and very hospitable.  I though it was a great choice," Thames said at a news conference Tuesday.

In a bit of a surprise, the Brewers are cutting ties with first baseman Cris Carter.

They've designated him for assignment.

Carter led the National League in home runs last season with 41.

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