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Report: Brewers Close to Signing Riske

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According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brewers GM Doug Melvin is awaiting word from one free agent pitcher on whether or not he will accept their offer. Several sources that I talked to tonight believe that it is David Riske who they are awaiting word from. Riske was dominant for the Royals last season going 1-4 with a 2.45 ERA in 52 K in 65 games, and after losing both Linebrink and Cordero, they need some upgrades. The deal is believed to be a three year deal, worth 18 to 20 million, with an option for a fourth year. That seems a little high, but they are desperate for pitching, and might overpay to make sure they sign him. I suspect this will be announced sometime tomorrow with a physical in the days following.