Jimenez was released by the Brewers on Tuesday. Jimenez, who was contemplating leaving the majors for Italian baseball, didn't make a single appearance for the Brewers this spring. He most recently pitched in the big leagues in 2015, when he posted a 3.13 ERA with 25 strikeouts across 23.0 innings. If a team opts to pick him up, he'll likely serve as organizational depth.
Jimenez has signed a deal to play in Italy for the 2016 season, Brewerfan.net's Jim Goulart reports. He was set to start the year in the minor leagues for the Brewers, so he is no doubt in line to make more money playing in Italy next year.
The Brewers have claimed reliever Cesar Jimenez off waivers from Philadelphia, per CSNPhilly.com. The 30-year-old Jimenez, who was designated for assignment Thursday, pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings for the Phillies this season after longer stints with Seattle and Philadelphia in previous years.
The Phillies have announced that they have designated left-hander Cesar Jimenez for assignment just eight days after his promotion. Jimenez didn't exactly get much of a shot. He pitched just one-third of a shutout inning during his most recent stay.
The Phillies optioned pitcher David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. To take his spot on the roster, the Phillies selected the contract of pitcher Cesar Jimenez from Lehigh Valley.
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