While the Milwaukee Brewers are still locked in a postseason battle with the Los Angeles Dodgers, most of the rest of the players and teams around baseball are already looking ahead to the winter months. MLB’s offseason doesn’t really start in earnest until the World Series, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any transactions already going on:
As an outrighted player w/enough service time, RHP Alec Asher elected minor league free agency now rather than shortly after World Series (h/t @YouKnowAndThat). Asher, just-turned 27, tossed 3 scoreless innings for #Brewers in two outings, now waiting for that World Series ring.— Jim Goulart (@Mass_Haas) October 15, 2018
Alec Asher joined the Brewers via waiver claim back in April after he was designated for assignment by the Dodgers, as it so happens. He didn’t spend much time in the big leagues for Milwaukee, though, making two appearances across two different stints and tossing three scoreless frames.
Asher was outrighted to AAA Colorado Springs twice by Milwaukee during the regular season, and he logged 96.2 innings with the Sky Sox while appearing in 21 games (16 starts). The hitter-friendly environment of the Pacific Coast League took its toll on his run prevention, though, as he could manage only a 6.05 ERA and 1.593 WHIP. Asher struck out a mere 4.6 batters per nine innings while yielding 3.4 BB/9.
Asher still has youth on his side, having only recently turned 27 years old.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference