The Milwaukee Brewers made a roster move late last night to get back down to 25 players after their twin-bill with the Cardinals, optioning Brent Suter to Colorado Springs after his game 1 loss. The team still needed to make another move in order to clear space for the activation of tonight's starter, Matt Garza, from the 10 day DL, and this afternoon it was announced that reliever Neftali Feliz had been designated for assignment:
RHP Matt Garza has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list. RHP Neftalí Feliz designated for assignment.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 14, 2017
Feliz was supposed to be Milwaukee's key free agent pitching addition after signing a 1-year, $5.35 mil contract to serve as Milwaukee's closer. He's struggled mightily all season, however, and quickly ceded the 9th inning to Corey Knebel. Feliz appeared in 29 games for the Brewers, compiling a 6.00 ERA/7.08 FIP with 21 strikeouts, 15 walks, and 8 home runs allowed. If he clears waivers, he has enough service time to be able to elect free agency and still receive his full salary.
Garza has missed time this season in a couple separate DL stints this year, but while he has been on the field he has been serviceable. The 33 year old has authored a 3.83 ERA/4.19 FIP in 44.2 innings covering 8 starts.
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