Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brewers Make A Few Interesting Moves

The Brewers had a very, very productive Tuesday, at least in the view of the front office. The obvious made they made today was bring Jeff Suppan off the disabled list, but I was surprised to see Mitch Stetter be the one to go. He's been optioned to Triple-A Nashville, but I really thought Mota might have been DFA'd. It appears his efforts in the sixth inning on Monday night may have bought him some time. About two weeks ago, I thought he was going to be released for sure, but maybe things are turning around for him with the new glove.

In a less obvious move, the Brewers turned out to be the team that bit on the letter Jay Gibbons wrote to every team but Baltimore, looking for a second chance. Gibbons, you may recall, was one of the guys listed in the Mitchell Report, and afterwards Gibbons admitted to using HGH. So he's in the minor league system, and may or may not be a September call-up. I like the fact Melvin gives guys second chances, and he did so again here.

The Brewers weren't done there, however. They also announced the signing of Steve Braun, the little brother of Ryan Braun. Steve went undrafted out of Maryland, and will report to the Brewers Rookie League affiliate in Helena.

Keep making those moves, Dougie!


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