The Brewers have released reliever Justin Grimm, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. The club also announced that it has selected right-hander Phil Bickford, placed infielder Jedd Gyorko on the bereavement list, optioned righty Trey Supak and recalled outfielder Tyrone Taylor.
Milwaukee was the fifth major league team for Grimm, who has logged a 5.14 ERA/4.20 FIP with 9.16 K/9 and 3.94 BB/9 across a lifetime 360 2/3 innings. He only racked up 4 2/3 frames as a member of the Brewers, with whom he surrendered nine earned runs on nine hits and four walks (six strikeouts). The Brewers designated Grimm for assignment Aug. 28.
Bickford, 25, entered the pros as the 18th overall pick of the Giants in 2018 and eventually became a top 50 prospect, though he hasn’t pitched above the Single-A level yet. But Bickford has been rather effective in the minors, including when he posted a 2.48 ERA/2.03 FIP with 14.6 K/9 and 3.03 BB/9 over 32 2/3 frames last season.
I tell ya, he don’t get no respect.
who is tyrone williams ?
Put in a claim, Mets.
Who needs a claim when he was released?
Giants traded Phil Bickford to Brewers in Will Smith deal. Bickford was once Milwaukee’s 5th ranked prospect.
I’d bet Bickford was higher than 5th at one point in time. He was a consensus top 50 prospect in all of baseball at one point.
At that time the Brewers system was pretty loaded.
Are you sure about him being a top 50 prospect? What year?
yeah I didn’t like that they moved him – wanted to see bickford come up in a giants uni
The Brewers released Grimm, but their post-season chances are still grim.
Ok I like these two moves. I think everybody is going to be very happy with Bickford and Taylor. Now I wouldn’t mind them picking up Drury or Volgbech from Toronto to replace Jace or heck even bring back Perez for the club house. I still say bring up Erceg. Personally
Bickford was a headcase and a pothead. Plus, he was old for single A last year. Plus, he wasn’t the 2018 first round pick. He was already in the organization by then.
Justin Grimm hasn’t been the same since leaving the Chicago Cubs