Brewers Sign Jeremy Jeffress

The Brewers have signed reliever Jeremy Jeffress to a minor league deal, the club announced (per a tweet from MLB.com's Adam McCalvy). Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported earlier (on Twitter) that it appeared a deal was in the works.

Jeffress was originally drafted in the first round by Milwaukee before he was dealt in the Zack Greinke deal. Fast-tracked to the bigs after converting to relief, Jeffress showed promise in his first MLB stint with the Brewers in 2010 at age 22. Since then, however, he has never managed to get over his statistically-obvious control problems (career 6.7 BB/9). His once-and-future club will hope to return him to the form he showed in brief action last year, when he struck out 12 and walked five in 10 1/3 big league frames after putting up a 1.39 ERA in 32 1/3 minor league innings.


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6 Comments on "Brewers Sign Jeremy Jeffress"


Andrew Cross
1 year 3 months ago

And it all comes full circle. Good luck to the guy.

Matlock
1 year 3 months ago

could be a great signing by the crew. hopefully, its a homecoming of sorts and is able to figure out his solid talent

frogger6
1 year 3 months ago

correct me if im wrong, but he already has 2 strikes against him for failing 2 drug tests and has had trouble laying off the pot.

Matlock
1 year 3 months ago

I believe mlb does not test for pot for players on the 40 man roster. I know that used to be the case but may have been since amended

BlueBlood1217
1 year 3 months ago

Glad to see him back where he belongs. Good luck Jeremy

Ray Darr
1 year 3 months ago

Yes frogger, that is why he was fast tracked to the bigs, as marijuana was not against the MLB drug policy, and his minor league infractions didn’t carry over.