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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Brewers Designate Josh Lindblom For Assignment

The Brewers announced that they have designated right-hander Josh Lindblom for assignment, recalled lefty Eric Lauer and outrighted infielder/outfielder Jace Peterson to Triple-A Nashville.

Lindblom spent time with a few major league teams from 2011-17, during which he posted up-and-down production, and he then left for the Korea Baseball Organization. The decision couldn’t have gone better for Lindblom, who thrived as a member of the Lotte Giants and Doosan Bears from 2018-19. Lindblom started 56 games during that stretch and recorded sub-3.00 ERAs in both seasons, also totaling 363 1/3 innings. He also earned the Choi Dong-Won Award — the top pitching award in the KBO – in each campaign, and took home MVP honors in 2019.

Convinced Lindblom’s high spin rate and KBO success would transfer to the bigs, the Brewers signed him to a three-year, $9.125MM prior to 2020. But the move didn’t go as planned for Milwaukee, as Lindblom has struggled to a 6.39 ERA with a 25.0 percent strikeout rate and a 9.4 percent walk rate over 20 appearances (10 starts) and 62 frames since returning stateside. As a result, the Brewers are willing to eat a fairly significant chunk of money – around $4.6MM, Adam McCalvy of notes – in order to cut ties with Lindblom. They’ll have a week to trade him, but it seems likely he’ll end up back in free agency.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 26, 2021 at 05:27 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: May 27, 2021 at 07:47 AM (#6021080)
Call me jaded, but eating $4.6M is not particularly newsworthy. The Red Sox paid Pablo Sandoval $41.1 million after releasing him. Part of what the Dodgers "gave" Boston for Mookie Betts was taking David Price's salary off their hands...and the Red Sox are still paying more than $4.6M this year to not have David Price. It's the cost of doing business, y'all...

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