Brewers Sign Scott Schoeneweis

The Brewers signed Scott Schoeneweis to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, tweets MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. The lefthander will earn $800K if he makes the Brewers' roster. The D'Backs, who traded for Schoeneweis last winter, decided not to offer him arbitration after the season.

Schoeneweis struggled through the 2009 campaign, dealing with the death of his wife and pitching just 24 innings. His stats (5.3 K/9, 4.9 BB/9, 7.12 ERA) were not good, but the Brewers will likely give the 36-year-old the chance to become their second lefty reliever, tweets McCalvy.

As McCalvy noted last week, 24-year-old Rule 5 draft pick Chuck Lofgren could make the Brewers as a left-handed reliever. The Brewers will have to offer Lofgren back to the Indians if he doesn't make the team. He pitched 98.1 innings at AAA last year, striking out 5.7 K/9 and walking 3.0 K/9.


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12 Comments on "Brewers Sign Scott Schoeneweis"


Brian
5 years 5 months ago

would have loved to see the mets bring him back so feliciano can rest every now and then.

a lot of met fans hated him, but it wasn’t his fault willie had him facing righties every appearance.

Alldaybaseball
5 years 5 months ago

Agree completely.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

true. It was also Jerry Manuel abusing him as well. Scott Shoenweiss is the man though. He won Connect 4 in 3 moves.

5 years 5 months ago

Thats harsh. Get fired basically and lose your wife. Hopefully he can make it with the Brew Crew.

SmackSaw
5 years 5 months ago

Getting back on the juice would help.

Suzysman
5 years 5 months ago

Never understood the fascination with Schoeneweis. Even when he was supposedly on steroids his production was rather average.

twitter_wiscsportstalk
5 years 5 months ago

Pointless irrelevant signing.

The Brewers for once have depth.

Narveson should be the inside shot to be a second bullpen lefty.

captainp
5 years 5 months ago

Narveson should be targeted for the rotation…he’s much, much better as a starter. Struggles in the pen.

captainp
5 years 5 months ago

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rockiesfan_303
5 years 5 months ago

Ohman and Schoenweis gone, I hope the Rox pursue Beimel again, though doubtful. I say bring Welle to Arz and Beimel to Colo.

crazynatsfan
5 years 5 months ago

i would have liked to see the nats make a push for schoeneweis for the experience he would bring to the teams young pitching staff he is also a low risk case but whatever im just glade he signed somewhere

thekid1919
5 years 5 months ago

It just adds more competition going into spring training! Love it Love it Love it!!