Claudio tossed two scoreless innings and recorded his seventh hold of the season in Monday's victory over the Rockies. Claudio made his league-leading 17th appearance Monday and allowed zero earned runs for the 13th time, lowering his ERA to 4.11 and WHIP to 1.11 in the process. His lack of strikeouts (11 in 15.1 innings) and saves (none in 2019) limits his fantasy value, but his durability and success to date should allow him to remain busy out of the Brewers' bullpen.
Claudio tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 8-4 victory over the Brewers. Manager Craig Counsell summoned Claudio for the final inning of Tuesday's contest in a non-save situation, and he was able to lock up another victory for the Brewers. Claudio owns a 5.40 ERA on the season, but most of the damage came when he allowed three earned runs while picking up just one out Monday. He bounced back quickly, though, and has allowed just two earned runs over 8.0 innings in his 10 other appearances.
Claudio tossed 1.1 innings and allowed an earned run in Monday's victory over the Reds. Claudio pitched for the third time this season Monday and allowed a run to score for the first time. He has entered games in all of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings thus far, which indicates he is not in the mix for saves for the Brewers at the moment.
Claudio tossed a scoreless inning of relief and struck out two batters in Saturday's split-squad game against the Royals. Claudio has allowed three earned runs over six innings (4.50 ERA) this spring, but he has allowed just six hits and has posted a 7:1 K:BB ratio. Claudio was acquired during the offseason to give the Brewers' a second quality lefty alongside Josh Hader and figured to be used mainly in specific situations. However, he could find himself pitching in a more prominent role out of the gate, as the Brewers will be looking for late-inning options with Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) injured, and Claudio picked up 11 saves for the Rangers just two seasons ago and 14 holds for the club last year.
Claudio tossed a perfect inning of relief in Sunday's spring game against the Cubs. Claudio has thrown the ball well with his new club this spring, keeping the opposition off the scoreboard four times in five appearances and allowing just two hits and one earned run while posting a 4:1 K:BB. Claudio will be the Brewers' No. 2 left-hander out of the bullpen behind Josh Hader, and figures to be used mainly in the middle-to-late innings as the matchups dictate.