Brewers Claim Joe Inglett Off Waivers

The Brewers claimed infielder Joe Inglett off waivers from the Rangers, reports MLB.com's Adam McCalvy.  McCalvy says the Brewers designated reliever Chris Smith for assignment to make room.

Inglett had been designated by the Rangers Monday to make room for Colby Lewis.  He'd joined Texas on a December waiver claim from the Blue Jays.

Smith, 29 in April, posted a 6.8 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, and 4.11 ERA in 46 innings out of Milwaukee's pen this year.  He also tossed a very strong 42.6 innings in Triple A – 1.27 ERA, 10.3 K/9, 1.3 BB/9.  Smith had hooked on with the Brewers as a free agent after being outrighted by Boston in October of '08.


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10 Comments on "Brewers Claim Joe Inglett Off Waivers"


brewjohn
5 years 7 months ago

wow, guys numbers have not been bad at all

5 years 7 months ago

Honeslty, Inglett is a great guy. The Blue Jays/Rangers will both regret it.

rootman1010
5 years 7 months ago

i just threw up in my mouth a little bit… nothing against inglett, but i live in wisconsin and now there’s another craig counsell that i’ll have to watch all summer.

coolstorybro222
5 years 7 months ago

yeah but at least he can hit better and play the outfield and the infield.

Sage
5 years 7 months ago

Don’t complain about having Craig Counsell. There are teams out there that would have killed to have him.

As for Inglett, yeah, fine, but my only question is… why? Why did we give up Chris Smith, who was solid for us, to get another bench bat, which we have plenty of?

crewfan85
5 years 7 months ago

Outfield depth. Besides Gerut who else is out there? Cain is the only prospect close to being ready to move up, and he is coming back from an injury. I am kinda bummed about Chris Smith though. I hope that we can re-sign him to a minor league contract.

T_Unit14
5 years 7 months ago

Did we actually give up Smith though? was he claimed off waivers?

Sage
5 years 7 months ago

I’m not sure if he was claimed yet. I haven’t heard anything, so I’m hoping he hasn’t been claimed. I’ll be happy if he clears waivers. He could definitely be a solid part of our bullpen.

crewfan85, we now have Jim Edmonds hanging around for outfield depth. Now we have way too many outfielders: Braun, Hart, Gomez, Gerut, Hopper, Inglett, Edmonds.

T_Unit14
5 years 7 months ago

Did we actually give up Smith though? was he claimed off waivers?

BrewCrewSuperFan
5 years 7 months ago

Smith hasn’t been claimed off of waivers so far. And Inglett’s role will pretty much be backup OF plus he can also play 2B. Our BP & related farmhand reinforcements are to DM’s liking, so he added OF depth. A quiet but good waiver claim.