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MLB Waiver Claims: Brewers claim pitcher Jose De La Torre off waivers from Red Sox

JDLT was a Brewer minor leaguer briefly years ago.


The Brewers reported moments ago that they've claimed pitcher Jose De La Torre off waivers from the Red Sox. Boston had designated him for assignment earlier this week.

De La Torre is 27 years old, righthanded and a Puerto Rican native. He made his major league debut for Boston earlier this season, appearing in seven games, and posted a 6.35 ERA with ten walks and 15 strikeouts over 11.1 innings. He has a 2.82 ERA over 248 career appearances in the minors, almost all in relief. The Brewers will be his fourth organization since 2011.

Based on his limited sample size in the majors, we know that JDLT throws a low-90's fastball, a slider and a changeup. Coming to Milwaukee is actually something of a return home for him: He signed his first professional contract with the Brewers back in January of 2004 but was released a few months later without ever appearing in a US minor league game for the Crew.

The Brewers optioned De La Torre to Rookie-level Helena, where the Brewers open the Pioneer League championship series tomorrow. That hardly seems fair, but I guess it'll give the team a game or two to evaluate him in front of live hitters without calling him up to Milwaukee.

To clear a space on the 40-man roster, the Brewers moved Rickie Weeks to the 60-day DL. He's still not expected to rejoin the team this season.