One year after an All-Star season with Milwaukee, struggling right-hander Jeremy Jeffress designated for assignment by the Brewers on Sunday.
The 31-year-old reliever is 3-4 with a 5.02 ERA in 48 appearances this season. He was 8-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 15 saves during his 2018 All-Star campaign.
General manager David Stearns said the decision “was a tough one,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Stearns told reporters that the team would have declined Jeffress’ 2020 option for $4.3 million even if he had remained with the Brewers for the rest of this season.
Originally a first-round pick by the Brewers in 2006, Jeffress has a 28-11 career record with a 3.16 ERA and 44 saves in 10 seasons with Milwaukee, Kansas City, Texas and Toronto.
—Field Level Media