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  • Brewers Sign Jake McGee, Activate Tyrone Taylor

    TL Schwerz

    With Major League Baseball getting back in full swing following the All-Star Break, Milwaukee didn’t take long to make noise. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported the Brewers have signed reliever Jake McGee to a major league deal. The club also activated outfielder Tyron Taylor off the injured list.

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    Jake McGree was recently released by the San Francisco Giants. After posting a 2.72 ERA last season for San Francisco, McGee had tallied a 7.17 mark across 21 1/3 innings this season. Although the FIP isn’t horrible at 4.14, McGee’s stuff clearly is lacking the same effect. Posting an 8.7 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 a year ago, McGee owns just a 4.6 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 this season.

    The hope for Milwaukee would be that he can slot somewhere into middle relief, with both Josh Hader and Devin Williams already accounting for the high leverage innings. If McGee can be sorted out by the Brewers, they then extend the overall ability of their bullpen and get someone with previous big-game experience. 

    Tyrone Taylor returns to the lineup after being out since July 1. Playing 62 games for the Brewers this year, Taylor owns a .228/.277/.423 slash line. The power he broke out with last season has remained, but it’s come at the cost of plate discipline. Taylor’s tumbling on-base percentage is punctuated by a 52/12 K/BB.

    The Brewers start the second half up by just a half-game in the NL Central. Still without key pitching arms, Milwaukee will try to hold serve and continue looking toward better health.

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