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Brewers Acquire Veteran Reliever Hunter Strickland

Strickland famously ruffled Bryce Harper's feathers on Memorial Day 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers have once again tapped into the Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day roster for reinforcements, this time in the bullpen. Milwaukee has acquired right-handed reliever Hunter Strickland from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. Strickland posting a sparkling 1.69 ERA with Tampa before being traded on May 15. His month-long tenure in Anaheim, proved disastrous with a 9.95 ERA in nine appearances.

The 32-year old Strickland has been most notably with the San Francisco Giants along with five other teams in his career. He has struck out 253 strikeouts in 276 innings. He has lost some velocity from a fastball that once registered in the the high-90s.

Going into the day tied with the Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League Central, the Brewers continue to deal with a parade of injuries. On Saturday the team placed outfielder Tyrone Taylor (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list and transferred infielder Travis Shaw (dislocated shoulder) to the 60-day inactive list.

Strickland will be the 57th player to be on the Brewers roster with the 2021 season well less than half over.

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