Yardley was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Friday. Previous reports that Yardley had been released by the Padres were evidently incorrect, as he was subject to waivers instead. Yardley will fight for a bullpen spot in Milwaukee during spring training.
Yardley was released by the Padres on Friday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports. The 29-year-old got into his first MLB action in 2019, posting a 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings of work. His 13.5 percent strikeout rate casts some doubt on his ability to repeat that mark over a larger sample.
Yardley was designated for assignment by the Padres on Monday. Yardley entered 10 games for the Padres in 2019, posting a 2.31 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with seven punchouts over 11.2 frames. He'll head to waivers following Monday's move.
Yardley is expected to be optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Yardley was called up Wednesday to make his major-league debut. He's made two appearances overall, allowing three earned runs in three innings. He'll be optioned to make room for Austin Allen.
Yardley (0-1) took the loss against Cincinnati on Wednesday, pitching one-third of an inning and allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk. The 29-year-old was called up Wednesday for his first big-league opportunity after 297 career appearances in the minors. His debut got off to an inauspicious start when Nick Senzel lined his first pitch to left fielder Josh Naylor, who misplayed the ball for a two-base error. After Jose Iglesias laid down a sacrifice bunt, Yardley allowed the following three hitters to reach base before exiting the game. Manager Andy Green attributed the rough outing in part to a "bad break" on the error, so perhaps Yardley will get another opportunity to prove that he can succeed at the major-league level.