The Brewers signed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league contract on Tuesday, MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports. Wilhelmsen was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on June 11 and officially became a free agent on Monday. Wilhelmsen put up a mediocre 4.44 ERA with a 17/12 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings of work in Arizona. The inconsistent right-hander has seen his strikeout rate plummet in recent seasons after averaging nearly a strikeout per inning several seasons ago with the Mariners. The first-place Brewers have had bullpen issues behind closer Corey Knebel. While Wilhelmsen will begin his new stint with the Brewers by reporting to Triple-A Colorado Springs, he could join the major
Max Scherzer was closing in on his third-career no-hitter in MLB on Wednesday, but an unfortunate ground ball ended his run in the Washington Nationals' 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins. With one out in the eighth inning, Scherzer still had his no-hitter
Today is Thursday, and you all know what that means: Tomorrow is Friday. And you know what Friday means: Another edition of the BCB Mailbag! It’s June 22nd, and the Milwaukee Brewers still have a 1.5 game lead in the National League Central. We’ve seen a flurry of roster moves of late and the debuts of a few top prospects. Pretty soon we are going to be getting into trading season, and if things keep up the way they are, the Brew Crew could be tempted to make some “buyer” moves. So let’s talk about all that, and whatever else you may want to ask about! Looking forward to seeing what ya’ll come up with this week!