The Milwaukee Brewers made a flurry of roster moves prior to starting the final regular season series of the year that is against the Chicago Cubs. One of the players involved in the team’s transactions was veteran Julio Teheran. He ended up being designated for assignment.
Management’s decision to cut ties with Julio Teheran was a bit surprising. Overall he had a good run with the Brewers and pitched to a 4.40 ERA. He joined the team at the end of May, was spectacular his first six starts, fell upon some hard times, was placed on the injured, and the day before being designated for assignment he threw four scoreless inning in relief against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Craig Counsell comments on the Milwaukee Brewers decision to designate Julio Teheran for assignment.
As a veteran pitcher with post season experience it was reasonable to believe that Julio Teheran was going to have a spot on the Brewers post season roster. Unfortunately for him that will not be the case, but Craig Counsell did acknowledge that it was a tough decision.
“This wasn’t something that we wanted to do, but we set a priority of making sure the pitchers we’re going to count on in the next round went into it in a good situation. So unfortunately that was something we had to do.”
The Brewers are going to have to make some more tough roster decisions before the post season starts. Garrett Mitchell is currently showcasing his ability to contribute on a playoff bound team, Jesse Winker is back in Milwaukee but still on the injured list, and Elvis Peguero is also on the injured list.
It will be interesting to see what roster transactions all transpire over the next few days.
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