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Brewers add RHP Chris Jakubauskas

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Minor league deal came without camp invite

Hannah Foslien

On Twitter, Chris Jakubauskas made the following announcement:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p>Very excited today as I join the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Very much looking forward to this season and many more to come <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BrewCrew">#BrewCrew</a></p>&mdash; Chris Jakubauskas (@CJakubauskas58) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJakubauskas58/status/276334727370244096" data-datetime="2012-12-05T14:38:27+00:00">December 5, 2012</a></blockquote>
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Jakubauskas is a right-handed swingman who has played parts of three seasons in the majors for the Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Baltimore Orioles. He has compiled a career 5.58 ERA over 166 innings with 5.4 K/9 and 3 BB/9 (15 starts). Jakubauskas's fastball averages about 90 mph, and he mixes in a curveball and occasional change.

Jakubauskas did not pitch in the majors in 2012, instead splitting time between Arizona's and Toronto's farm systems. Between AA and AAA ball, he compiled a 4.29 ERA over 65 innings. Jakubauskas's 2012 strikeout and walk rates remained consistent with his major league rates.

The terms of the signing have not yet been announced.

UPDATE:

According to Adam McCalvy on Twitter, Jakubauskas's is a minor league deal without an invite to the major league camp. Still, he may see action in spring with others at the World Baseball Classic.