In his first full season with the Brewers, Jeremy Jeffress emerged as the team's top setup reliever, recording 23 holds along with a 2.65 ERA. Now with Francisco Rodriguez out of the picture, there could be an opportunity for Jeffress to become the Brewers' closer. In many ways, his profile is ideal for the role. Jeffress is a ground ball pitcher with mid-90s velocity, decent control and an ability to get swinging strikes. He has the potential to perform like a high-end No. 2 reliever in mixed leagues, but first he has to win the closer's job.
Brewers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress picked up a win Friday after giving up one hit but allowing no runs in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 9-3 victory over the Dodgers. Jeffress (1-1) picked up his first win of the season after delivering back-to-back holds in his previous two appearances. He owns a 4.09 ERA and 8:5 K:BB ratio in 11 innings, but his numbers have been much better since being acquired by Milwaukee.
Brewers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was stuck with a loss Sunday, giving up one earned run on three hits in two-thirds of an inning and striking out one in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Cardinals. Jeffress (0-1) came in with a man on first and allowed three straight singles to relinquish the lead. He was able to get out of the inning without any further runners coming home, but the damage was done. Jeffress owns a 5.19 ERA and 5:3 K:BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings.
The Brewers announced Monday they selected the contract of reliever Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville. To clear a spot on the active roster, Rob Wooten was optioned to Nashville. To make room on the 40-man roster, Jim Henderson (shoulder) was transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
The Brewers have signed former Blue Jays reliever Jeremy Jeffress on Friday, MLB.com reports. Jeffress, a former first round pick by the Brewers in 2006, owned a 10.80 ERA over 3 1/3 innings pitched for Triple-A Buffalo.
At least three teams have shown interest in former Blue Jays reliever Jeremy Jeffress , according to TSN Radio. The Cardinals, Brewers and White Sox have all considered bringin in Jeffress. He was drafted and developed in the Brewers organization prior to joining Toronto, so there are some ties in Milwaukee. The White Sox are in desperate need of bullpen help, which is why Jeffress makes sense. Jeffress refused an outright assignment, and became a free-agent Thursday.