Okay, this is just getting bizarre. First we DFA our long man so that our eight-man bullpen can have a situational lefty. That I can understand. Then we send our struggling fill-in starter back to Nashville so that Chris Mabeus, a recent waiver-wire pickup, can pitch in middle relief.
Of course, we couldn't do that, so we borrow Carlos Villanueva for a few days. To be the ninth man in the pen. Now, after Justin Lehr has continued to struggle, he's been DFA'd in favor of yet another alternative. Brewers fans, meet pitcher #21, Joe Winkelsas:
His only Major League appearance was an extremely brief one with Atlanta in April 1999, when he surrendered two runs on four hits and a walk in one-third of an inning. Winkelsas, who also pitched one game for Triple-A Nashville this year, has pitched parts of 11 seasons in the Minors.