The Brewers designated Kevin Mench for assignment today to create room on the roster for Salomon Torres. They’ve now got ten days to trade, release, or place him on waivers. Tom Haudricourt says the Brewers tried to trade Mench at the Meetings but no one was interested.
Mench turns 30 in January. He hit .267/.305/.441 for the Brewers in 288 ABs this year, at least showing some power. He’s a lefty-killer, with a .924 career OPS against them. He’d be a nice match with Shawn Green or Kenny Lofton in a platoon.