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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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Posted: February 02, 2021, 11:34 AM Post
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RHP Nathan Patterson has been signed to a minor league contract.


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Posted: February 02, 2021, 11:35 AM Post
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Brewers announce the signing of RP Nathan Patterson

https://twitter.com/BrewersPD/status/13 ... 9774168064

Of course, Patterson is known as the fan who was "discovered" after throwing 90+ mph at a pitching machine booth at a Nashville Sounds game a few years back. Rob Friedman (of Pitching Ninja) touted him, and he eventually got a minor league deal with the A's The A's released him in November.

Interesting signing.

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Posted: February 02, 2021, 11:40 AM Post
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Always love taking a cheap flyer on a Arm.


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Posted: March 10, 2021, 7:37 AM Post
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Via Baseball America - #Brewers released soon-to-be 21-year-old RH reliever Raymer Caridad, a Dominican native who only had his 2019 DSL season on his pro resume, as detailed at his player page link.

Caridad was signed in March of 2019 at age 19, and was very likely not a high-signing bonus arm.


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Posted: March 22, 2021, 4:19 AM Post
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In addition to LHP Antoine Kelly undergoing Thoracic Outlet Surgery in December (as reported by Adam McCalvy, and actually as it turns out, first indicated by Kelly himself back in December), the Brewers Media Guide shows:

RHP Keegan McCarville, the Crew's 36th round pick in 2019 out of Santa Clara University, underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2020. McCarville, as his linked stat line shows, posted excellent numbers in his age 21 season in Maryvale.

Also, RHP Alec Kenilvort, who had undergone his own Tommy John surgery in 2019, had to have a follow-up in right ulnar nerve transposition surgery in June of 2020. It appears that recovery time on that procedure caps out at about six months, so hopefully Kenilvort, now 28, will be healthy enough to give things a go in 2021. Kenilvort is a former Rockies farmhand who the Brewers then signed out of independent ball early in the 2017 season. He made 40 relief appearances with the high-A Mudcats in 2018.


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Posted: April 05, 2021, 3:41 AM Post
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Adam McCalvy follow-up tweet to Brewers Player Development

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