Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lucroy is back, Kottaras DFA'd, Jim Henderson blah, blah, blah

The Brewers reinstated catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the disabled list, designating backup catcher George Kottaras for assignment. The team has 10 days to decide to trade him, release him, or hope he accepts a minor league assignment. A trade is the most likely outcome, as a proven backup catcher is something many playoff contenders could use.

                                                  Welcome back, Luc. May the force be with you.

The team also sent IF Jeff Bianchi back to AAA after an uninspiring debut, replacing him with RHP Jim Henderson. The 29 year old Henderson is making his major league debut after putting up some impressive number for AAA Nashville (35 appearances, 48 IP, 56 K, 1.21 WHIP, 1.69 ERA). Despite Henderson's numbers, it's hard to get too excited considering his unsightly 4.13 BB/9 and his flyball profile. The team is currently carrying 13 pitchers, which is pretty ludicrous. Hopefully a trade or two will reduce that number.

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