Tag:Doug Davis
Posted on: November 2, 2010 5:15 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:13 pm

Brewers decline option on Hoffman

Trevor Hoffman The all-time saves leader is a man without a team.

Trevor Hoffman was among three players whose options were declined by the Brewers. Milwaukee also declined its options on starter Doug Davis and catcher Gregg Zaun.

Hoffman, 43, recorded his 600th save in 2010, but was replaced as the team's closer by rookie John Axford. Hoffman's contract had a $7 million mutual option for 2011, but his buyout increased from $500,000 to $750,000 when he finished his 35th game of the season.

Davis will receive $1 million not to pitch for the Brewers in 2011. He had an option of $6.5 million. He started just eight games because of injury troubles in 2010.

Zaun had a $2.25 million option, but will get a $250,000 buyout. He played in just 28 games in 2010 because of shoulder issues.

Milwaukee also announced it claimed 29-year old right-hander Justin James off of waivers from Oakland and selected the contract of catcher Martin Maldonado. Maldonado is the third catcher on the 40-man roster, joining Jonathan Lucroy and George Kottaras, making Zaunn's return unlikely.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 17, 2010 10:41 pm

Davis done in Milwaukee

Doug Davis The Doug Davis era in Milwaukee is over.

General manager Doug Melvin told the Journal Sentinel 's Tom Haudricourt -- and Davis -- that despite Davis' hopes to be activated and pitch out of the pen down the stretch, the team wouldn't be doing that.

"I told him it would be tough [to get him innings] because we're playing teams in the pennant race," Melvin said. "And we want to see some of our young pitchers. I told him why [he wouldn't be activated]."

Davis, who turns 35 next week, was signed in the offseason to a one-year, $4.25 million contract with a $6.5 million mutual option for 2011. Melvin said the team would be buying out that option for $1 million.

Davis was 1-4 with a 7.51 ERA in eight starts. He missed time with a virus in the lining of his heart and elbow tendinitis.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: July 6, 2010 7:38 pm

Gallardo put on DL

Yovani Gallardo The Brewers have placed right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the disabled list and the team activated left-hander Doug Davis.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel' s Anthony Witrado , Gallardo had more tightness in his left oblique area than he was comfortable with and was placed on the disabled list.

General manager Gord Ash told Witardo it was a "safety first" decision.

Gallardo will be available  to come off the disabled list on July 20 in Pittsburgh. The Brewers had planned on bringing outfielder Lorenzo Cain to Milwaukee, but he never made it and the team needed to keep more pitchers on staff because of the recent strain on the bullpen.

Gallardo suffered the injury in the third inning of Sunday's game with the Cardinals, the same day he learned he'd made his first All-Star team. Manager Ken Macha said Monday that Gallardo would be unavailable for the All-Star Game , even if he wasn't placed on the DL.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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