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Brewers acquire Sam Freeman from the Rangers

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Texas Rangers relief pitcher Sam Freeman, left, shakes hands with catcher Chris Gimenez following a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers defeated the Rays 12-4. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)


The Brewers have acquired pitcher Sam Freeman from the Rangers in exchange for cash, the club announced on Twitter. To make room for Freeman on the 40-man roster, the Brewers designated pitcher Ariel Pena for assignment.

Freeman was designated for assignment by the Rangers on March 29, which created space on the 40-man roster for catcher Bryan Holaday. Freeman, 28, has a career 3.23 ERA with a 101/59 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 career innings.

Pena, 26, had a tough season debut for the Brewers on Monday. He gave up five runs on back-to-back-to-back home runs against the Giants, lasting 1 2/3 innings.

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