Kirkman was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Thursday. Kirkman had been designated for assignment Monday by the Padres after giving up four earned runs in his only appearance with the team. He will likely head to Triple-A until called upon by the big league club.
The Padres designated Kirkman for assignment Monday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. During his brief stint with the Padres over the last week, Kirkman made one disastrous relief appearance, giving up four runs on six hits across 1.1 innings. With the removal of the 40-man roster spot, the Padres may have signaled that the southpaw has his work cut out for him to return to the majors this season.
Kirkman was called up by the Padres on Tuesday. He will provide the San Diego bullpen with some left-handed depth behind Ryan Buchter and Brad Hand. Walks were a major issue for Kirkman last year at Triple-A, and have been during his time at the highest level (55 in 106.2 innings), but the 29-year-old has not issued a walk in six innings with El Paso so far this season.
The Brewers signed pitcher Michael Kirkman to a minor-league deal on Wednesday, the left-hander confirmed on social media. Kirkman was released by the Rangers on March 17. He had been with the organization since 2010. He allowed only one earned run over 5 2/3 innings pitched in 2014.
The Rangers released left-handed pitcher Michael Kirkman on Tuesday, according to the Star-Telegram. Kirkman had been with the organization since 2010. He went 1-5 with a 5.86 ERA over 50 2/3 innings of work. He pitched only 1 2/3 innings in the spring.
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