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Brewers sign Jeanmar Gomez to minor-league deal

The ex-Phillies closer will likely begin at Triple-A.

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The Brewers announced that they have signed right-handed reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a minor-league contract. Gomez will likely begin at Triple-A.

Gomez hit the open market after being designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Phillies alongside outfielder Michael Saunders last month. Saunders signed a minor-league deal with Toronto shortly after being cut, but Gomez spent a while on the open market.

Milwaukee has now made two depth moves in its bullpen this week, signing Gomez and trading first baseman Garrett Cooper to the Yankees for lefty Tyler Webb. The Brewers, who currently have a 5.5-game lead in the NL Central, are expected to continue searching for bullpen help in advance of the trade deadline.

Gomez, 29, struggled to a 7.85 ERA while saving only two games for the Phillies this year just one season after saving 37 games for the club. He was brought up in trade rumors at last year’s deadline, but ultimately stayed put and was cut for nothing 11 months later.