Joe Inglett Rumors

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.


Rangers Designate Joe Inglett For Assignment

The Rangers designated Joe Inglett for assignment to make room for Colby Lewis, tweets Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.  Inglett had been claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on December 4th, but perhaps the Rangers' signing of Khalil Greene made him expendable.

Inglett, 31, hit .281/.347/.348 in 99 plate appearances for the Jays last year while playing the outfield corners and second base.  He hit .360/.422/.516 in 186 Triple A plate appearances.


Rangers Claim Joe Inglett Off Waivers

The Rangers claimed infielder Joe Inglett off waivers from the Blue Jays, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.  Inglett, 31, hit .281/.347/.348 in 99 plate appearances for the Jays this year while playing right field, left field, and second base.  He hit .360/.422/.516 in 186 Triple A plate appearances.  Rangers GM Jon Daniels' thoughts on Inglett as the team's utility infielder: "Joe is in the mix, but we'll continue to see what else is out there."