Let the circle be complete. The Brewers have acquired catcher Jacob Notthingham from the Mariners for cash considerations, per the Mariners (via Twitter). The Brewers designated Notthingham for assignment this past Wednesday, at which point the Mariners claimed him off waivers. But with Omar Narvaez headed to the injured list, the Brewers once again found themselves in need of a catcher. Nottingham did not appear in a game for the Mariners.
Nottingham has been placed on the Brewers’ active roster. He’ll make his season debut today against the Dodgers. Mario Feliciano, meanwhile, has been optioned back to Triple-A after little more than a day on the active roster, per Will Sammon of the Athletic (via Twitter). Feliciano walked and scored a run in his debut yesterday.
As for the Mariners, they pick up a little bit of cash for the honor of holding Nottingham’s rights for a couple of days. Seattle DFA’ed Nottingham themselves yesterday, so there’s little reason not to send Nottingham back to Milwaukee.
this is an example of a multi year relationship ending and the girl can’t handle being without him
Except the other girl of interest went on the IL
So, they paid the Mariners to get a players they gave away on Monday. Mariners basically just took some money from the Brewers.
Such an odd situation.
The Brewers likely gave Seattle whatever money they spent on Nottingham for a few days.
guarantee its more then the wiaver price plus game checks. likely ~$500,000
I always wonder in these situations what happens to the player’s living situation. Did he give up his place in Milwaukee when he was released? Did he rent a new place in Seattle? Did he move all of his stuff out West with him? Did he order internet, cable, electricity out in Seattle, only to have to cancel it within a week? It has to be really unsettling to the player’s personal life when stuff like this happens. Hopefully, teams have aids that help with these transitional challenges but it can’t be easy on the player regardless.
This is actually a great question to ask Matt Antonelli on YouTube…maybe he’ll do a video on this.
He did already make a video about this. If a player is up and down they are set up in a hotel.
A new old Sheriff in town.
Nottingham or Nottinseattle?
Does this move reset Nottingham’s options, i.e. can he be sent to the minors and recalled as needed? If not, he won’t be staying for long once Narvaez and Pina return!
He still has no options left and will likely be DFA once the Brewers other catchers are back from the IL.
Maybe. Although the Brewers may have learned a bit of a lesson with the way injuries have gone this year. They may decide to send Huira down once Pina or Narvaez return and use Nottingham on the short side of the 1st base platoon until Huira shows he’s figured something out at the plate, and for that matter 1st defense in the minors. Nottingham has played intermittently at other times when called up at 1st so it isn’t completely foreign to him.
It does not. His stay will likely be short. Sucks for him
My man Cash Considerations
Scrap hunting can literally pay off, even in baseball.
Buying back your own player. There’s something you don’t see everyday…
Seems like Nottingham was excited to actually get on the field today. Brewers getting skulled today, but Nottingham has 2 Homer’s!
Wild game (well, more accurately a wild box score), 20 runs and all but two were driven in by Matt Beaty, AJ Pollock, and Jacob Nottingham.