The Brewers announced a roster move following Tuesday night’s game, acquiring left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash. To free up room for Freeman, reliever Ariel Pena, who got lit up for back-to-back-to-back home runs in his season debut against the Giants on Monday, was designated for assignment.
Freeman, 28, was a 32nd round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2008 and made his big league debut with St. Louis in June of 2012. He made 81 relief appearances for the Cardinals from 2012-2014, posting a 3.33 earned run average. Freeman was dealt by the Cardinals to Texas last March and spent all of last season with the Rangers. He appeared in 54 games for Texas in 2015 with a 3.05 ERA while striking out more than a batter per inning.