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2021 Minor League Transaction Thread

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Posted: January 09, 2021, 5:36 AM Post
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The now-closed 2020 Transaction Thread can be found here.

Kicking off the 2021 Transaction Thread --

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Via MiLB.com, we learn the Brewers have released soon-to-be 24-year-old RHP Daniel Acosta.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Acosta was signed in February of 2016 just prior to his 19th birthday. As such, he would not have been a large-bonus signee.

Over the next three summers, Acosta would make 53 relief appearances in the Dominican Summer League. Guessing he threw gas, because the Brewers retained Acosta despite the fact he walked 98 batters and hit eight more in 74 innings. Add 39 wild pitches into the mix. Acosta fanned 71 in those 98 innings. Must have been daunting to stand in the box against him.

Brought stateside at age 22 to begin 2019 in Maryvale, Acosta made seven Houdini-like relief appearances, posting a 1.08 ERA in 8.1 IP, while walking 11 (one HBP), and throwing five wild pitches in the tiny sample.

His final appearance was July 3rd, 2019, and we learned in February 2020 that Acosta had undergone Tommy John surgery on November 7th, 2019.

The organization must have guided him through, or at least been medically and financially responsible for a rehab process, but the release notice came through this week after about 14 months on the mend. Good luck to Daniel moving forward, baseball-wise and otherwise.

This release is similar in timing to the recent release of RHP Wilber Diaz, who was post-shoulder surgery when the team announced he was let go last month.


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Posted: January 14, 2021, 10:58 AM Post
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RHP Zachary Mort has been signed to a minor league contract.


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