Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Brewers have come to terms on a one-year contract with relief pitcher Brooks Kieschnick.
The 31-year-old Kieschnick, who started his major league career as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs in 1996, split last season between Triple-A Indianapolis and the Brewers. In the minors, he compiled a 1-0 record with an 8.56 ERA in eight contests. At Milwaukee, he went 1-1 with a 5.26 ERA in 42 appearances. It marked his first season as a pitcher.
Kieschnick, a righthander, also hit .300 with seven homers and 12 RBI last season, spending time as a pinch-hitter and playing left field. He is the only player in big league history to hit a homer as a pitcher, a pinch-hitter and a designated hitter in the same season.
After spending the 1996 and '97 seasons with the Cubs, Kieschnick was signed as a free agent by Cincinnati and played for the Reds in 2000. He played for Colorado in 2001.