The Brewers have announced that they’ve claimed reliever Blake Parker off waivers from the Angels, who designated him for assignment last weekend. To clear space on their 40-man roster, they’ve designated fellow righty David Goforth for assignment.
The 32-year-old Parker has been a fixture in the transactions pages recently — he began the 2016 season with the Mariners, then headed to the Yankees and then Angels via waiver claims. He hasn’t pitched more than 21 innings in the big leagues in a season since 2013 with the Cubs, but it’s easy to see why a variety of teams have shown interest in him, since he posted an outstanding 2.72 ERA, 12.7 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 39 2/3 innings with Triple-A Tacoma in 2016. He also pitched 17 1/3 innings in the big leagues, posting a 4.67 ERA, 7.8 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 while registering an average fastball velocity of 92.2 MPH. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt tweets, Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson is likely quite familiar with Parker, since Johnson was the Cubs’ minor league pitching coordinator for several years while Parker pitched in the Cubs’ system.
The 28-year-old Goforth struggled in both Triple-A and the big leagues in 2016, allowing 14 runs in 10 2/3 innings in the Brewers bullpen. He held his own in the Majors in his rookie season in 2015, but has since struggled to replicate that modest success — which isn’t a huge surprise, given control problems that have plagued him in parts of four seasons in the high minors.
How will Milwaukee go forth without David?
Spare me lol
i think it’s the other way around, with the angels claiming him from the brewers
wait i think jeff fletcher just put it wrong on twitter. my bad
no the angels claimed him from the yankees
correct. someone tweeted it that angels claimed him though so i was confused
Parker has an outstanding 100:3 K/IBB ratio
Brewers should have designated Goforth and protected Wang from the Rule 5. Bye WCW.
Can think of others that need to be taken off the 40 man like outfielders Kirk N and Michael Reed, catcher Maldonado, along with pitcher Torres. Then they should’ve protected Wren, Cooper, Nate Orf and WCW
I mean they should at least trade Scooter to the Angels and Maldonado to the White Sox
When you run a major league franchise you can decide who should be protected.
Relax I’m not saying anything bad about these players at all. It’s just my opinion in what I would do to try to make the team better and on a path to a world series. Sorry for having an opinion and thinking I can express it to see what people would think of an idea.
Agree with the Kirk N comment but the only one that needs protection in that group is WCW.
Yeah I could agree with that but I do think Nate Orf could do exactly what Perez does but he could be a spark plug at the same time.
Like the idea but disagree about Maldonado. He’s a cheap option that plays very strong defense. I know he can hit for anything but he handles a staff well and can control the running game as well as anyone. He’s a good catcher for a team in the brewers situation
Wrens numbers are nuts though. Only guys I like better are Barrett Barnes and Alejandro Chacin.
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