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NL Central: Brewers acquire Jeffress

Check out all the news going down in the National League Central.

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

364 days after the Brewers traded him to the Rangers, Jeremy Jeffress will be heading back to Milwaukee. The deal looks like I’ll pay off for both sides greatly. Jeffress was having the worst year of his career in Texas, posting a 5.31 ERA in 40.2 innings and striking out a measly 29 batters. That’s a far cry from the 2.22 ERA and 27 saves he’d wracked up with the Brewers before being traded last year. Conclusion? He’s pretty comfortable playing in Milwaukee.

In exchange for the closer, Texas will receive minor league reliever Tayler Scott. In Double-A, Scott has pitched a 2.34 ERA in 42 mound appearances.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been DFAd to make room for Jeffress’ return..

Here’s what else is going on across the National League Central: