Brewers: Milwaukee claims oft-injured right-hander Dylan Baker
The Milwaukee Brewers filled the last remaining opening on their 40-man roster Monday by claiming right-hander Dylan Baker, who barely has pitched in the minors the past three years due a broken fibula and Tommy John surgery, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Baker, 25, was designated for assignment last week by the Cleveland Indians.
Last year, Baker made 17 appearances between rookie ball and Class AA, going 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA over 16 2/3 innings. Overall, Baker has allowed 215 hits and 98 walks while logging 213 strikeouts in 241 2/3 innings. He is 12-11 with a 3.58 ERA.
“Dylan has a live arm and when healthy, he has proven to have the ability to throw strikes with premium velocity,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said.