He was DFA'd by the Brewers to make room for Corey Koskie. He has primarily been a 3rd baseman but he has 31 starts at 1B and can play left field in a pinch.
Last season in Milwaukee he belted 12 HRs and drove in 31 RBIs in 202 ABs. His average was only .257 but he walked enough to bring his OBP to .378.
His K numbers have always been alarming but he seems to slowly be learning some patience and his lefty power stroke could make him a valuable bench player.
He is a better option than Phillips but it is unknown how good a defender he could be at 1B.
As a pinch-hitter/1B versus righties he could probably put up some decent production and get his share of walks.