Sounds like Scott Boras finally found a job for Jeff Weaver. According to Tom Haudricourt, Weaver signed an incentive-laden minor league deal with the Brewers. I never would’ve guessed it – the Brewers will already have an extra starter on their hands when Yovani Gallardo returns. Haudricourt has further details on Weaver’s contract here.
It’s a risk-free move by Doug Melvin, especially with Weaver willing to start at Triple A (as he should given the late start). Weaver, 31, posted an ugly 6.20 ERA last year in 27 starts for the Mariners. Perhaps between Mike Maddux’s tutelage and a return to the NL, Weaver’s career can be salvaged.