With two major trades completed earlier today with San Francisco and Texas, the Brewers have some open spots on the roster to fill before tonight’s game. Thus far they have announced two transactions: recalling right handed reliever David Goforth from AAA and selecting the contract of catcher Manny Pina from Colorado Springs.
Goforth appeared in 20 games for the Brewers last season and another seven this season, though the results were much better during his debut season. Altogether he owns a 5.29 ERA in 32.1 innings at the major league level along with 31 K, 11 BB, and a 49.5% ground ball rate.
In 42.0 innings for the Sky Sox in 2016, the 27 year old has worked to a 4.50 ERA with an uninspiring 31:30 K/BB ratio.
Pina, 29, is a well-traveled minor league veteran who has played for five different organizations and came to Milwaukee in the K-Rod trade with Detroit last offseason. He appeared in five major league games with the Royals in 2011-12, collecting two doubles, a single and a walk in 17 plate appearances. He’s a .279/.349/.421 hitter in 295 games at the AAA level, including a .329/.371/.506 slash with five home runs in 63 games for Colorado Springs this season. Even when considering his hitter friendly ballpark, that’s good for a 127 wRC+.
Statistics Courtesy of Fangraphs