The Brewers have released left-hander Zach Braddock in order to make room for utility man Brooks Conrad on the 40-man roster, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Braddock has not pitched since Spring Training because of personal issues which Brewers officials say they cannot disclose.
The 24-year-old was placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Nashville roughly a month ago. In 2011, Braddock spent time on the disabled list to get treatment for a sleep disorder then missed more time due to other undisclosed matters.
At one point in time, Braddock was looked at as a potentially major bullpen piece for Milwaukee. Braddock turned in a 2.94 ERA with 11.0 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9 in 2010.
Conrad will provide Milwaukee with support in the absence of first baseman Mat Gamel who suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.