Brewers GM Doug Melvin not looking to replace Yovani Gallardo
Brewers GM Doug Melvin traded starter Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers last week. He reiterated on Sunday that he’s not looking to replace the right-hander in the rotation, per Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin.
This means the Brewers will be relying on 25-year-old Jimmy Nelson. In 111 innings at Triple-A Nashville, Nelson posted a 1.46 ERA with a 114/32 K/BB ratio. However, he struggled in 69 1/3 innings at the major league level, finishing with a 4.93 ERA and a 57/19 K/BB ratio.
Melvin did mention he’d like to add a pitcher capable of spot starting.