Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ZachJack Sent Down for Tavarez

This team has really turned into a revolving door situation, hasn't it? Never at the beginning of the season would I have expected Julian Tavarez to be a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. But he is, and made his debut appearance Tuesday night against the Braves. It's his 9th major league team, and I have to admit it's going to take me awhile before I'm used to him in a Brewers uniform.

To make room for him, the Crew sent Zach Jackson back to Nashville after just a short stint with the Brewers. Haudricourt is a little surprised by the move, because Brian Shouse becomes the only lefty in the bullpen. In just five innings of work, Jackson left the club with a 4.91 ERA. I think most of us thought Mark DeFelice was going to be the guy sent down.

Tavarez is only costing the Brew $390,000, as the Red Sox are accountable for the rest of his $3.85 million salary. Seems like a low-risk, high-reward move to me, now let's see how it plays out.


Anonymous said...

Jackson recently converted from a SP to a RP. Its better for him to learn to be a Loogy in AAA than in the MLB. Jackson looks like he could have a future in the Majors as a RP. DeFelice will be gone when Riske is off the DL.

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