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Milwaukee Brewers release Boone Logan

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Lefty reliever now free to sign with any team

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former Brewer Boone Logan
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The Milwaukee Brewers have cut ties with left handed reliever Boone Logan, according to the team's official transactions page. The fine folks over at MLB Trade Rumors were the first to notice that the news had surfaced.

Logan was designated for assignment on June 19th, and has passed through waivers. He will now be free to sign with any team, and that team will be responsible for a pro-rated minimum MLB salary while the remainder of Logan’s $2.5 mil salary will be the responsibility of the Brewers.

Logan was injured near the end of spring training, and Milwaukee signed left-handed reliever Dan Jennings shortly after he was released by Tampa Bay just before the start of the Championship Season.

When Logan returned he only worked 10.2 innings over 16 appearances, and was largely ineffective. His ERA of 5.91 was a run and a half BETTER than his FIP (7.23). While he recorded 14 strikeouts he had a WHIP of 2.344, allowing 15 hits and walking 13 (3 intentional). He also served up 3 home runs. In fact, his one niche should have been as a specialist against left-handed hitters, but he was actually worse against them. Two of the homers allowed were to lefties, and his WHIP was 3.23.

With several good arms available on the shuttle between AAA Colorado Springs and the major league ball club, the contending Brewers couldn’t afford to wait for Logan to become an effective reliever, whether as a loogy or a mop-up man.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference