Brewers Decline Option On Braden Looper

The Brewers declined their $6.5MM mutual option on pitcher Braden Looper, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  They'll instead pay a $1MM buyout.  Looper posted a 5.22 ERA in 194.6 innings this year; the same kind of financial commitment can probably snag the Brewers someone better.  Looper is a Type B free agent, but an arbitration offer is highly unlikely.

MLB.com's Adam McCalvy talked to Brewers GM Doug Melvin, who said he'd still consider Looper but wanted to gain flexibility.


blog comments powered by Disqus