The Brewers announced that right-hander Alec Bettinger has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Nashville. There’d be no prior indication he’d been designated for assignment, so the move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. That tally now sits at 37.
Bettinger, 26, has four MLB appearances under his belt. Those all came last season, when he worked ten innings of 15-run ball. That obviously wasn’t the way Bettinger wanted to start his career, as he surrendered a trio of home runs while walking three and striking out five. He had a more solid showing over a larger body of work in Nashville, however. Over 96 2/3 frames in a hitter-friendly environment, the University of Virginia product posted a 4.75 ERA with a solid 23.6% strikeout rate and a 6.3% walk percentage.
This season, Bettinger has made a pair of appearances for the Sounds. He tossed five innings of four-run ball before losing his roster spot, which he’ll now try to reclaim. It’s the first career outright for Bettinger, so he doesn’t have the right to refuse a minor league assignment. He’ll remain with the organization and look to pitch his way back to the majors.