Carolina Mudcats, Milwaukee Brewers agree on player development contract
— The Carolina Mudcats announced Friday a new player development contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. The agreement is for two years, covering Carolina's 2017 and 2018 seasons. The Mudcats will remain in the Carolina League as a Class A Advanced affiliate.
Kevin Westgarth spent much of the NHL lockout working out with Carolina Hurricanes players so when the team went out looking for a big, physical forward, the former Los Angeles King was a logical fit.