The Brewers included Faria as part of their initial 60-man roster pool released Monday. Faria failed to distinguish himself at the big-league level between stops with the Rays and Brewers in 2019, giving up 14 runs on 28 hits and 12 walks while striking out 19 over 18.2 innings. He was bumped off the 40-man roster in January and cleared waivers, but the expanded roster pool for 2020 may allow Faria to see work for the big club. Even if that's the case, Faria likely won't be entrusted with anything but low-leverage work in his initial opportunities with Milwaukee.
Faria could be stretched out as a starter with Triple-A San Antonio if he doesn't earn a spot in the major-league bullpen to begin the season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Following a season in which he recorded a 6.75 ERA over 18.2 innings in the majors, Faria was designated for assignment in January, but he remained in the organization after clearing waivers. It's unclear whether he'll be included in the major-league bullpen for Opening Day, but manager Craig Counsell suggested Saturday that the right-hander could operate as a starter in the minors if he begins the season there. The 26-year-old served as a starter over portions of his first two seasons in the majors before working exclusively as a reliever in 2019.
Faria cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A San Antonio, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Faria will join the Brewers' big-league camp as a non-roster invitee after being designated for assignment earlier in January. With a 6.75 ERA in 18.2 major-league innings last season, he's not particularly likely to win an Opening Day roster spot.
Faria was designated for assignment Friday. Faria will make way on the 40-man roster for Jedd Gyorko, signed in a corresponding move Friday. Faria threw just 18.2 big-league innings last season, walking 12.6 percent of opposing batters en route to a 6.75 ERA.
Faria was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday. Faria was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Aug. 14 after surrendering three earned runs across 3.1 innings as a reliever for the Brewers. He's looked more effective in the minors, however, racking up eight strikeouts across 6.2 frames while allowing just one earned run since being optioned. He'll look to improve on his initial stint with the big-league club as a reliever to close the season.
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