Voit, signed as a minor-league free agent at the start of camp in February, hit his way over the following weeks into a one-year, $2 million contract with a team option for 2024.
But the 32 year old first baseman/designated hitter batted only .221 with no homers and a .548 OPS across 22 games and 74 plate appearances. He landed on the 10-day injured list with a neck strain on May 15.
At that time, the Brewers signed veteran Darin Ruf to take Voit's spot on the roster and hopefully boost a lineup that had struggled mightily against left-handed pitching. No hitter on the team had a tougher go against lefties than Voit, who was 3 for 33 with 20 strikeouts, no walks and one extra-base hit against them.
Considering Voit's primary playing time was coming against lefties due to the roster construction overall, that performance against lefties ultimately played a large decision by the Brewers to move on.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers designate Luke Voit for assignment