The Brewers completed the deal in which they acquired Francisco Rodriguez from the Mets earlier today. The Mets were given until September to choose two players from a list of five Brewers Minor Leaguers, and the Mets made their choices today. The two players the Brewers will send are pitchers Adrian Rosario and Daniel Ray Herrera.
Rosario has had somewhat of a rollercoaster year this year, as this will already be the third team he’s been with. Rosario was claimed from the Brewers by the Orioles during the Rule 5 Draft before the season started. But, since the Orioles weren’t going to put Rosario on their 25-man roster to begin the season, they had to send him back to the Brewers. Now, Rosario will move again to the Mets.
Herrera was acquired off waivers from the Reds earlier this season to give the Brewers some left-handed pitching depth in their righty-heavy bullpen. He was called up from the Minors when Zach Braddock went down with his sleep disorder. But, Herrera proved to be extremely ineffective with the Brewers, as he gave up four earned runs in just 1 2/3 innings pitched, resulting in an ugly 21.60 ERA.
Anyway, I’m definitely alright with letting these two pitchers go in exchange for having Rodriguez for only part of a season (it’s extremely unlikely he’ll re-sign with the Brewers in the offseason). He’s 3-0 with a 3.12 ERA in 19 games (17 1/3 innings) with the Brewers thus far.
By the way, I said this last night, but I’ll say it again- the Brewers have added a few September call-ups to their roster in catcher Martin Maldanado and outfielder Logan Schafer. Center fielder Carlos Gomez will also make his return from the DL today.