The Brewers will hang onto righty Jake Faria, who had recently been designated for assignment. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (via Twitter), Faria was outrighted after clearing waivers.
The Milwaukee organization will be glad to retain Faria for depth, but he hasn’t pitched to expectations to this point. He arrived in the mid-season swap that sent Jesus Aguilar to the Rays — a change-of-scenery arrangement that didn’t yield results for anyone involved.
Faria is still just 26 years of age and has a history of some success in the majors. He sat just under 94 mph with his fastball and drew a 12.8% swinging-strike rate in 2019. But he was also knocked around in brief MLB action this year, following a similarly unsuccessful showing in 2018.
man his stock fell off pretty quickly
totally agree i can’t believe 10 teams didn’t put a claim in
The guy was a starter all throughout his minor league career, maybe it’s time to return him to that in a traditional, every 5th day set up.
Who cares but he comes cheap that’s what they want
Since he was a brewer before being dfa’d, how does retaining him after he cleared waivers make them cheap?
Or how signing a player for more money that took his spot on the 40 man roster make them cheap…?
Jake has a lot of potential in him. Perhaps somewhere like Cincinnati or LA will put him on a good track.
Dang, I was hoping DET would pick him up.