The Brewers are looking to improve their pitching staff, so they aren't about to let a potential solution hit free agency. They will call Kameron Loe up from the minor leagues tomorrow, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. Loe had a clause in his contract that would have allowed him to ask for his release if he wasn't in the majors by Saturday, June 5th.
The Brewers have yet to announce corresponding roster moves, but it looks like they'll cut a pitcher to make room for Loe. Jeff Suppan, in the midst of a disappointing season, could be the odd man out for the Brewers.
Loe, 28, last appeared in the majors in 2008 with the Rangers. He has a 3.16 ERA as a starter in Triple A this year with 5.6 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9. The Brewers signed Loe to a minor league deal this winter after he spent 2009 pitching in Japan.
Marco Estrada and Jeff Suppan have both shown they have no business pitching in the major leagues, but Estrada is making a whole lot less money than Suppan….
Estrada has only had one bad outing. Otherwise, he’s been pretty good for us. Pitching some solid innings. Either way, Suppan is just a huge failure and deserves to be DFA’d immediately.
Well at least Estrada has upside. Cut Suppan.
They can cut anyone aside from Gallardo or Wolf and no harm would be done. Not sure how good this guy will be, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to find out at this point.
He could have a 5.00 ERA and still be better than half of our staff.