The Brewers released reliever David Riske, according to the team's Twitter feed. Riske has about $1MM remaining in 2010 salary, plus a $250K buyout for 2011. The Brewers will be on the hook for that minus the prorated league minimum if Riske signs elsewhere.
Riske was activated from the disabled list in June and has posted a 5.01 ERA, 6.2 K/9, and 3.1 BB/9 with two home runs allowed in 23.3 innings. He had Tommy John surgery in June of '09. Riske has dealt with elbow issues for the duration of his Brewers career. He was signed by GM Doug Melvin in December of '07 to a three-year, $13MM deal. The Royals were the winners in that deal, as they chose Mike Montgomery with the supplemental pick received when they let Riske leave.