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Milwaukee Brewers make Dan Jennings signing official, send Ji-Man Choi to AAA after one game

As expected, Choi’s stay is a short one and the bullpen gets reinforcements after a 12-inning opener

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Ji-man Choi knew his latest stint in the majors would probably be a short one. After making the Opening Day roster, GM David Stearns was quoted as saying Choi “understood his roster situation,” implying that he likely wouldn’t be around for long. That seemed to be confirmed a little more than an hour later, when it was reported the Brewers were signing lefty reliever Dan Jennings.

The move was made official today, and Choi was optioned down after making all of one (very important) at-bat for the Brewers.

To make room for Jennings on the 40-man roster, Jimmy Nelson was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Choi could still be back later in the season — multiple times, even — on his final minor league option. But even if he isn’t, he got some reinforcement from bench coach Pat Murphy before his game-changing 2-out double and scoring the winning run:

If he doesn’t take another at-bat for the Brewers, he’ll join Carlos Corporan in the history books as players to hit 1.000 in their only Brewers at-bat. Given how much the organization seems to like him, though, it’s probably a safe bet he’ll at the very least be back up in September.

Jennings will be a fresh arm for a bullpen that was tested in Game One of the season, when everyone but Oliver Drake and Brandon Woodruff appeared in the game.