The Brewers added another arm to their pitching staff on Monday when it was announced that they had been awarded a waiver claim on former Oakland Athletics left-handed pitcher Sean Nolin.
Nolin, 26, was a sixth round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010. He made his major league debut with Toronto in May of 2013 but pitched in just one game each in 2013 and 2014 for the Blue Jays. Following the 2014 season Nolin was traded from Toronto to Oakland along with Franklin Barreto, Kendall Graveman and former Brewers prospect Brett Lawrie in exchange for third baseman Josh Donaldson.
In 14 appearances last season at Triple-A Nashville, 12 of which were starts, Nolin went 2-2 with a 2.66 earned run average. That earned him a September call-up to Oakland, where he made six starts for the A’s down the stretch, going 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA in 29 innings of work.
Nolin was placed on waivers by Oakland to make room on their 40-man roster following their acquisition of Khris Davis from Milwaukee earlier this month. He’ll join the Brewers in Maryvale where pitchers and catchers have already reported for spring training.