One report says that the Milwaukee Brewers are getting a former reliever back in a trade. Another says that a potential starter to add to the rotation was in play for a potential playoff run in Milwaukee, but will not be going there.
This would be the third tour of duty for Jeffress in Milwaukee. In 2010, he went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 10 games before going to the Royals the next year.
In 2014-16, he pitched with Milwaukee and went 8-3 over that span in 160 relief appearances before being dealt to the Texas Rangers in the Jonathan Lucroy trade.
This year at Texas, he's 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA.
Meanwhile, veteran MLB writer JonHeyman of FanRag Sports and Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported earlier Monday that the Brewers have “stayed in touch” with the Oakland A's about picking up Sonny Gray in a trade, but it's believed the New York Yankees had (at the time of Sherman's report) a better deal for Gray.
Apparently, that better deal happened. Heyman reports Gray is going to New York.
Gray is 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts this year. He has given up two or fewer runs in five of his last six starts.