The Brewers announced Thursday that they’ve selected the contract of left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned right-hander Adrian Houser back to Triple-A in his place.
It’s a somewhat remarkable return to the Majors for Zagurski, who last appeared at the big league level back in 2013. Since that time, he’s been with the Triple-A affiliates for the Blue Jays, Indians and Tigers in addition to spending two seasons pitching for the Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball.
Zagurski has a 7.05 ERA in 75 1/3 innings at the MLB level, but he posted terrific K/BB numbers in the Tigers’ minor league system last season and has racked up 48 strikeouts against a dozen walks in 30 innings with the Sky Sox so far in 2018. Lefties have managed just a .224/.283/.286 slash against him through 53 plate appearances this season. He’s currently sporting a 3.90 ERA in Triple-A despite the exceptionally hitter-friendly nature of his home environment, and he owns a lifetime 2.90 ERA with 12.4 K/9 against 4.2 BB/9 in 279 1/3 Triple-A frames.
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I thought big boy was finished.
Wow really didn’t see this one coming but it does make some sense because the Brewers do have a couple of young guys who they need to watch their innings this year since they are coming back from major surgery. Now while we are going for it he could be flipped for a wild card prospects at the trade deadline. I still would like to see them give some offensive guys a chance though. Plus this also could keep some major league clocks from starting at the same times too
Not just Orf but you also got Betancourt and Nottingham that is hitting too down there. Tired of giving Franklin, Miller and Sogard chances and I even like Sogard
Miller just barely got called up…
and he’s hitting well too lol
I love stubby’s enthusiasm for the team but he is a pie in the sky fan. According to him every one of our triple a guys will become HOF material and any fringe player he doesn’t want should bring back a kings ransom in trades. Also I believe flagg was trolling him as stubby mentions orf at the drop of a hat every other post
No I don’t believe that every player is HOF potential but I believe in there value. Does it burn me when a guy does what is asked of him and still doesn’t get a chance yes. I don’t think we have to mortgage the farm to get where we want to because I believe in what we got. Now I know I have been wring in some of my beliefs and some I have been right. I don’t think we need pitching help because I think we have it in our own system. I’m more level headed then a lot of people on here. All I want is good discussion on people thoughts and if someone changes my mind then I listen
I loved this guy when he was with the Phils, just not when he pitched.
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I would hate to go through life with the name Nate Orf.
Stephen Dorff did ok.
Ross Ohlendorf did alright too
Tons of Fun makes Colon look in shape.
Line him up next to Luis Ortiz down on the crews double a team and you got a sumo match.
Zagurski only has himself to blame for his lack of success or even opportunities in the big leagues because he’s always been too heavy and out of shape. I’m not sure if his weight issues have had anything to deal with his complete inability to throw strikes in the bigs, but it probably didn’t help.
Bartolo Colon, CC Sabathia both attest otherwise. Long lanky guys can struggle with control too. Nothing to do with size.
He’s listed at 240 lbs. From the videos I’ve seen, this must be his weight back in 6th grade.
My initial reaction to “240 lbs”? They should have made him put his other foot on the scale.
Why on earth would a contending team put him on a major league roster? Though I do enjoy how in baseball players always seem to find work, I just don’t see the upside here.
I thought Mike Zagurski was the one eyed green dude from Monsters Inc that walked around holding Sullys Jock.