Wooten signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports. Wooten has spent the entirety of his career thus far in the Brewers organization, but it appears he'll finally see a change of scenery. He's cracked the major league roster in each of the past three seasons, and had mixed results. He will now join the Braves organization and await another shot in the majors.
The Brewers removed pitcher Rob Wooten from their 40-man roster Thursday, reports MLBDailyDish.com. Wooten will head to the team's Triple-A affiliate. He has produced a 12.00 ERA in six innings of work this season.
The Brewers called up pitcher Brandon Kintzler on Thursday, the team announced. To make room for Kintzler, the team sent pitcher Rob Wooten to its Triple-A affiliate. Wooten had a 6.23 ERA over 4 1/3 innings this season. Kintzler has been pitching in Triple-A after being demoted in spring training.
The Brewers optioned reliever Tyler Thornburg to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday. Reliever Rob Wooten was recalled to take his roster spot. Thornburg allowed 13 runs (six earned) on 16 hits (three home runs) and three walks in 9 2/3 innings. He had eight strikeouts. Wooten allowed five runs on eight hits (three home runs) and one walk in 6 1/3 innings for Colorado Springs. He had 10 strikeouts.
The Brewers have optioned first baseman Matt Clark, utility man Jason Rogers and pitcher Rob Wooten to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the team announced Tuesday. Clark hit .349 with three home runs and five RBI in 43 plate appearances this spring while Rogers hit .361 with one double and five RBI in 36 plate appearances. Wooten posted a 1.26 ERA in 14 1/3 innings with two runs allowed and eight strikeouts.