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January 28, 2020 01:00 PM
Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress: Signs with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (hip) signed a one-year, $850,000 deal with the Cubs on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of reports.

The Cubs are taking a low-risk gamble that the 32-year-old's 2020 campaign will more closely resemble his 2018 season than his 2019 struggles. Two years ago, he posted a stellar 1.29 ERA while striking out 29.8 percent of opposing batters. Last season, he slumped to a 5.02 ERA as his strikeout rate plummeted to 20.4 percent. He also suffered a hip injury in late April and was released by the Brewers in early September, though it's not clear if that issue is expected to carry forward into this season.

September 3, 2019 04:20 PM
Jeremy Jeffress: Cut loose by Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (hip) was released by the Brewers on Tuesday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.

Jeffress was designated for assignment Sunday, and as expected, he's now been issued his release. He was unable to replicate his stats from the 2018 season (1.29 ERA with 89 strikeouts over 76.2 innings), posting a 5.02 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 46:17 K:BB over 52 frames in 2019.

September 1, 2019 08:48 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: DFA'd by Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers activated Jeffress (hip) from the 10-day injured list Sunday and designated him for assignment.

Jeffress was never truly able to get on track this season after an injury in spring training and has a 7.33 ERA and 1.63 WHIP dating back to June 19. The 31-year-old landed on the injured list Aug. 25 with a left hip strain and resumed throwing Friday. Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Brewers intend to release Jeffress, but they'll start by creating some space on the 40-man roster for September callups. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the veteran right-hander plans to step away for the rest of the season to try and get healthy for spring training.

August 30, 2019 01:12 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress (hip) is set to resume throwing Friday, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Jeffress has been out since Sunday with a strained left hip. He doesn't have a precise return timetable yet, but the fact that he's already throwing again suggests that he won't be out too long.

August 25, 2019 12:12 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left hip strain.

Jeffress has surrendered five runs (four earned) on six hits with two walks and one strikeout in his last three outings (3.1 innings), and he'll now spend some time on the injured list. It's been a tough season for the 31-year-old with a 5.02 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 46:17 K:BB through 52 innings.

August 8, 2019 12:00 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Turns in scoreless appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday's victory over the Pirates.

Wednesday's outing snapped a five-appearance streak over which Jeffress allowed at least one earned run in each game, and nine earned runs in all. He has not nearly as effective as he was last season, but he owned a 3.63 ERA as recently as July 21, so he may simply have hit a rough patch. Jeffress' struggles have kept him out of the late-inning mix of late, but if Wednesday's outing is the start of a turnaround, he could still get back in there before the season comes to a close.

July 23, 2019 02:04 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Unable to pick up save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress blew his third save of the season in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Reds.

With Josh Hader unavailable, Jeffress was called upon to close out Monday's game after the Brewers dramatically took a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning thanks to a Tyler Saladino grand slam. However, Jeffress was unable to shut the door, serving up a two-run, two-out home run to Eugenio Suarez. Expect Jeffress to continue working primarily in a setup role in front of Hader.

July 14, 2019 10:48 AM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Blows save but picks up win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress allowed two runs, one earned, in a blown save opportunity Saturday, but still picked up his third win of the season in the Brewers' walk-off victory over the Giants.

Jeffress was summoned to close out Saturday's game with fellow reliever Josh Hader unavailable, but -- at least in part to a defensive mishap -- he was unable to lock it up. He did keep the game tied, though, and the Brewers' offense was able to pick him up. Jeffress allowed nine earned runs in 11.1 innings over his last 11 outings, but expect him to continue seeing work in key situations and filling in as closer when Hader needs a break.

July 1, 2019 10:44 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Earns first save of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress allowed a run on two hits Monday, striking out one batter and earning the save over Cincinnati.

Jeffress coughed up a two-out RBI single to Phillip Ervin but managed to close things out against the division rivals. He earned his first save of the year, but his ERA bounced to 4.18. Josh Hader allowed a two-run homer in the eighth before Jeffress came in, but Hader will still be the team's go-to closer.

June 24, 2019 12:28 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Finishes Sunday's victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress allowed two earned runs over 1.1 innings but still finished Sunday's 7-5 victory over the Reds.

Jeffress allowed both runs in the ninth inning of Sunday's contest, but the tying run did not come to the plate until there were two outs, so manager Craig Counsell gave him the opportunity to finish the contest, and Jeffress ultimately got the job done. Jeffress has allowed seven earned runs over 10.2 innings this month (5.91 ERA), but the good news for fantasy players is he seems to have settled in as the setup man in front of closer Josh Hader.

June 10, 2019 10:44 AM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Picks up first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress tossed a scoreless eighth inning and picked up his first win of the season in Sunday's victory over the Pirates.

Jeffress entered Sunday's game in the eighth inning with the contest tied, and he picked up the win after the Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the frame. Jeffress pitched in several situations after making his debut in mid-April through the end of May, but he should be considered the setup man in front of Josh Hader at this point, having pitched directly in front of Hader in four consecutive outings -- all games the Brewers ended up winning.

June 7, 2019 03:56 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Could be back in setup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress tossed 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Thursday's victory over the Marlins.

Jeffress was summoned to pitch the seventh inning Thursday, and he recorded two outs in the eighth frame before giving way to closer Josh Hader, who locked down the win for the Brewers. Manager Craig Counsell is not one to clearly define roles in his bullpen, but Jeffress has now pitched directly in front of Hader in back-to-back outings, something he did the same number of times over his first 16 appearances of the season. Jeffress's fantasy utility will still have its limits even if he is indeed back in the setup role, but that would help his cause in leagues that count holds, and puts him on deck for saves should Hader be unavailable.

May 31, 2019 03:48 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Two scoreless frames in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress threw two scoreless innings and struck out two batters in Thursday's victory over the Pirates.

Jeffress got a scare earlier in the week when he caught a line drive that just missed his head, but he was no worse for the wear after, and did not seem affected at all in Thursday's outing. Jeffress has thrown five scoreless frames in a row, and now owns a 2.55 ERA on the season. While he has been effective, he continues working in a different role than he held most of last year -- when he was mainly a setup man or closer -- entering before the eighth inning in seven straight outings.

May 28, 2019 05:28 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: No issues to report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress, who was removed from Monday's game against the Twins by manager Craig Counsell after narrowly avoiding a line drive hit at his head, did not report any issues Tuesday, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Jeffress fell awkwardly to the ground after snagging the liner in his direction and stayed down for a few moments, which prompted Counsell to take him out of the game. However, Counsell said after the game he removed Jeffress for precautionary reasons, and Jeffress confirmed that Tuesday when asked. Jeffress threw just 16 pitches Monday in his first appearance in five days, so he should be good to go Tuesday if needed.

May 27, 2019 11:16 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Seemingly escapes injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Craig Counsell stated after Monday's game against the Twins that Jeffress appears to have avoided any kind of injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

It looked as though Jeffress may have tweaked his knee after landing awkwardly near the mound on a comebacker, but he was simply removed at his manager's discretion. The right-hander was evaluated shortly after leaving the ballgame and passed all of the medical staff's tests.

May 27, 2019 09:12 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Narrowly avoids liner to head
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress needed assistance getting off the field after recording the third out of the fifth inning, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. He walked one and retired one batter before being lifted.

Jeffress landed awkwardly after gloving a line drive that just missed hitting him in the head. He spent a few minutes on the ground before the team trainer helped him off the field. The nature of the right-hander's injury is unknown at this point, but he was spotted heading to the clubhouse for further evaluation.

May 16, 2019 04:00 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Showing improved heat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress allowed an earned run while pitching 1.2 innings of relief in Wednesday's victory over the Phillies, but according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, manager Craig Counsell was "very encouraged" by Jeffress's velocity in the outing.

Jeffress has gradually been increasing the speed on his fastball since making his season debut in mid-April. He's now finally back to where he was last year, as he sat in the 95-to-96 mile-per-hour range Wednesday and touched 97 on the gun. Jeffress allowed three earned runs over his last 2.2 innings after allowing just two over his first 10 frames of the season, but with his best fastball back in his arsenal, there's ample reason to believe he will be more effective moving forward. While Jeffress made the All-Star Game and notched 15 saves last year, his late start to this season currently has him behind both Josh Hader and Junior Guerra on the Brewers' bullpen ladder.

May 7, 2019 03:48 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Works in setup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress recorded his first hold of the season with a perfect eighth inning in Monday's victory over the Nationals.

Jeffress has mainly filled a middle-relief role since making his season debut April 17, but his velocity has increased of late, which has led manager Craig Counsell to start using him in key spots again. He took another step with his fastball Monday, sitting at 94 and touching 95 mph, and it's likely he will remain part of the Brewers' late-inning mix moving forward, along with Josh Hader and Junior Guerra.

May 3, 2019 02:00 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Throws two scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress tossed two scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

Jeffress allowed an earned run in each of his previous two outings, but he was sharp Thursday, retiring all six of the batters he faced (one via strikeout). Jeffress has still not been added to the Brewers' late-inning mix since making his debut April 17, but his fastball sat at 93-94 mph Thursday for the second outing in a row, so he could be close to being back to the form that earned him a spot in his first All-Star Game a year ago.

April 23, 2019 12:12 PM
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Gets job done in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffress tossed a scoreless inning of relief in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Jeffress has been used in low-leverage situations since making his debut last week, but he may be getting close to rejoining the late-inning mix, as he was summoned from the bullpen in the sixth inning with the Brewers trailing by just a lone run, and got the job done. Jeffress is still not throwing as consistently hard as he was a year ago, but he is showing signs of progress in that regard, hitting 92 mph or higher on all 11 of his four- and two-seam fastballs Monday -- and topping out at 94 mph -- after touching 92 just three times on eight total fastballs over his first two appearances of the season.

Situational Stats
vs Chicago 4.200 11.57023
vs LHB 22.100 4.430717
vs RHB 29.200 5.4601029
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Pitching Stats
2010MIL10 2.701000000 10.08430068
2011KC11 4.701400012 15.11288101113
2012KC00 6.751300000 13.1191410001313
2013TOR10 0.871000000 10.181110512
2014TOR-MIL11 2.813200001 32.0351010121029
2015MIL50 2.657200005 68.0642220532267
2016MIL-TEX32 2.33590002728 58.0551715241842
2017TEX-MIL52 4.686110001 65.17335341023451
2018MIL81 1.29730001520 76.2491211512789
2019MIL34 5.024800014 52.0543229551746
Total 2811 3.163921004461 401.03771551413017163370
Batting Stats
2010MIL10000000000 --- --- ---
2011KC14000000000 --- --- ---
2012KC13000000000 --- --- ---
2013TOR10000000000 --- --- ---
2014TOR-MIL32000000000 --- --- ---
2015MIL72000000000 --- --- ---
2016MIL-TEX59000000000 --- --- ---
2017TEX-MIL61200000200 .000 .000 .000
2018MIL73000000000 --- --- ---
2019MIL48100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 392300000300 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2011KCP14051310 .800
2014TOR-MILP32060511 .833
2015MILP720144820 .857
Total  392186275543 .953
More Pitching Stats
2010MIL1119 1.5600001 .22942 12.6 .3430
2011KC02011 1.8202101 .22267 13.5 .3521
2012KC01711 1.6420001 .31773 21.6 .4000
2013TOR0153 5.6730000 .21143 11.3 .2890
2014TOR-MIL24217 2.8800001 .294135 13.2 .3531
2015MIL58940 2.5320124 .249285 11.8 .3505
2016MIL-TEX39032 3.1602003 .255241 11.9 .3331
2017TEX-MIL49441 2.5620106 .284295 15.0 .4591
2018MIL47855 1.5541004 .182299 9.0 .2715
2019MIL05548 1.2501001 .269225 13.2 .3933
Total 19511267 2.131363222 .2501705 12.5 .35917
Postseason Pitching Stats
2016TEX00 0.00100000 1.01100011
2018MIL01 6.75800013 8.0166620411
Total 01 6.00900013 9.0177620512
Minor League Pitching Stats
2006 R-Brewers25 5.88134000 33.2302622062537
2007 A-W Virginia95 3.131818000 86.1624330874495
2008 AA-Huntsville21 5.5244000 14.21799221113
2008 A-Brevard Cty46 4.081514110 79.16539365541102
2009AFA-Brevard County21 2.1865100 33.016138232236
2009AA-Huntsville13 7.6788000 27.0262923113334
2010AFA-Brevard County Manat00 5.4080001 10.0108600714
2010AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat00 0.0050000 8.000001314
2010AA-Huntsville Stars11 1.29110003 14.083201215
2011AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers23 7.13163003 24.0272019511824
2011AA-Northwest Arkansas N13 4.3598000 31.0321715222220
2012AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers54 4.97370002 58.0523432402561
2012AA-Northwest Arkansas N00 0.0010001 1.10000013
2013AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays00 0.0030000 5.01000002
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons10 1.65250007 27.12265001328
2014AAA-Nashville Sounds41 1.51300005 41.23387001845

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Milwaukee Brewers

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