The Brewers announced Monday that right-hander Dylan File has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Nashville. The team had not previously announced that File had been designated for assignment or placed on waivers.
File, 25, was selected to the 40-man roster back in Nov. 2020, as the Brewers looked to protect him from the forthcoming Rule 5 Draft. In his most recent full season of work at that point, the former 21st-rounder had pitched to a combined 3.24 ERA with a 22.7% strikeout rate and a microscopic 3.7% walk rate in 147 frames between Class-A Advanced and Double-A.
Things haven’t gone as well for File in Triple-A, though his results have been better so far in 2022 than in 2021. Last season, the righty limped to a 5.27 ERA in 42 2/3 frames. He’s sitting at 4.10 through his first 37 1/3 innings this year, but while the ERA is improved, File’s rate stats have taken a turn for the worse. His already meager 19.4% strikeout rate has dipped to 17.9%, while last year’s strong 6.5% walk rate has swelled to 9.9%.
The Brewers’ 40-man roster now sits at 37 players.
shocked no one claimed him
File this name away, he could be on your team someday 😉
No longer a member of the rank and File.
No 2020 season and the elbow fracture at the beginning of 2021 definitely affected his growth
Is he any relation to Bob File from Toronto?
I guess he couldn’t break out of the rank and file. 🙂