The Brewers have been busy today.  If you have not seen it yet, here are the transactions made by the organization this morning per Tom Haudricourt:

  • Optioned to Class AAA Colorado Springs:
    • Orlando Arcia, SS
      • 44 Games, .194 BA, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 2 SB, 6 Errors in 2018
    • Jorge Lopez, RHP
      • 10.1 IP, 4.35 ERA, 8 K, 6 BB in 2018 with Milwaukee
      • 11.0 IP, 2.45 ERA, 7 K, 2 BB, 4 SV in 2018 with Colorado Springs (AAA)
  • Designated for Assignment
    • Jett Bandy, C
      • 84 Games, .202 BA, 7 HR, 19 RBI in 2 years with Milwaukee
  • Recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs
    • Eric Sogard, INF
      • 28 Games, .100 BA, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 Errors in 2018 with Milwaukee
      • 11 Games, .229 BA, 0 HR, 7 RBI in 2018 with Colorado Springs (AAA)
  • Recalled from Class AA Biloxi
    • Adrian Houser, RHP
      • 2.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 3 K, 0 BB in 2018 with Milwaukee
      • 26.2 IP, 4.73 ERA, 30 K, 7 BB in 2018 with Biloxi (AA)
  • Acquired from the New York Yankees for a Player to be Named Later or Cash
    • Erik Kratz, C
      • 17 Games, .269 BA, 4 HR, 6 RBI in 2018 with Scranton (AAA)
      • 228 Games, .203 BA, 24 HR, 75 RBI in 9 year MLB career

The Brewers are looking for highly-touted shortstop, Orlando Arcia, to gain some confidence at the plate while in Colorado Springs.  While he is down there, the hope is Eric Sogard can summon some of the “Nerd Power” he mustered up in 2017. Jett Bandy seemingly been an automatic out at the plate and the Brewers decided to go a different route by acquiring 37-year old catcher, Erik Kratz, from the Yankees. Catching prospect Jacob Nottingham is injured which caused the organization to look in a different direction. The short stint Houser had with the Brewers was successful based on the stats listed above and was enough for the Brewers to make the change from Jorge Lopez in the already effective bullpen.

 

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