The Rangers have struck a deal with the Brewers for reliever Jake Petricka, per a club announcement. Cash or a player to be named later will go back in return. Robert Murray and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the news (via Twitter).
Petricka, 31, signed a MLB deal with a minor-league split salary. He is optionable this season but was outrighted off of the Milwaukee 40-man roster. The Rangers have assigned Petricka to Triple-A to begin his tenure with the organization.
While he allowed only three earned runs in his eight frames of big-league action with the Brewers, Petricka managed only three strikeouts to go with six walks. He has been much better during his time at Triple-A, where he carries a 1.89 ERA with a 22:4 K/BB ratio over 19 innings.
Cubs fan loving this trade for the Crew.
Milwaukee no longer trusted/valued Petricka, or they don’t make the trade. Texas considered him an upgrade, or same.
The Brewers get something for a guy they’d release (for nothing) after the season.
As a Brewers fan, I had completely forgotten about Petricka.
Think it’s a good trade it can open up for pitchers to move up the line
Lol what is with the Brewers collection of former White Sox bullpen pitchers? Within the last two years they have had Anthony Swarzak, Matt Albers, Petricka, and Dan Jennings I believe.
Lol what is it with the WhiteSox and their losing ways yet again.
Hmm. Giolito/Moncada/Anderson/Bummer making huge strides to overcome depleted rotation. Eloy heating up……..and Cease/Robert/Madrigal doing very well in minors to justify increased optimism.
Here now be careful you might start sounding a Cubbie fan lol
Oh look the Brewers have one good year and a half and start talking crap about other teams. How funny
Nope not against the White Sox I’m a firm believer that they are going to be very good team when their prospects al get up to the majors and be very scary good
Oh look. Another obnoxious Cubs fan that thinks winning 1 world series in over a century makes his team some kind of legendary dynasty. Typical cubs fan trash.
Soria and Cedeno as well
This is a game changer.
Petricka can throw hard but hasn’t got much of an idea where the ball is going. We watched him in Toronto, He is horrible and shouldn’t be in the big leagues.
With this guy, batters mostly get themselves out.
He is a really good guy who didn’t get much of a chance in Milwaukee after having a really good spring.