Brewers Option Bullpen Arm to Triple-A After Disappointing Performance Against Yankees
By Tyler Maher
After struggling against the New York Yankees on Sunday, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Trevor Kelley is getting sent back down to Triple-A.
The Brewers announced on Monday that right-handed pitcher Jake Cousins had been promoted from Triple-A Nashville, while Kelley was demoted in a corresponding move.
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The Brewers had apparently seen enough of Kelley, who surrendered 2 runs on 3 hits in 2 1/3 innings against the Yankees in a 12-8 loss on Sunday. The poor outing caused Kelley's ERA to rise to 6.08, which is an unacceptable level for an MLB pitcher.
The 29-year-old righty has been up and down between the majors and Triple-A all season. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, his 1.78 ERA in Triple-A has not translated to the big leagues.
With the Brewers just two games out of a playoff spot, they can't afford any deadweight on their roster right now. They're hoping for better results from Cousins, who has a more respectable 4.50 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 8 innings for Milwaukee this year.
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The Brewers hope that Cousins can help them overcome a two-game deficit in the NL Wild Card race. Their odds of making the playoffs are currently +155 on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.