The Brewers continue to add pitching depth as they get ready for pitchers and catchers to report to Maryvale for spring training, announcing the addition of right-hander Blaine Boyer on a minor league contract that includes and invite to spring training with Milwaukee.
Boyer, 34, made his major league debut back in 2005 with the Atlanta Braves, where he went 4-2 with a 3.11 earned run average in 43 relief appearances.
In nine big league seasons, Boyer went 12-21 with a 4.22 ERA between the Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins. He has appeared in 333 big league contests with all of them coming out of the bullpen.
Boyer retired from baseball following the 2011 season, but returned after a year away, pitching in Japan as well as for the Kansas City Royals Triple-A team in Omaha in 2013.
He spent last season with Minnesota, making 68 relief appearances and going 3-6 with a 2.49 ERA in 65 innings of work for the Twins.