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Report: Brewers Close to Signing Riske

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:33pm
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.
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