Reports out of Milwaukee are that right-hander Matt Garza will be activated on Monday to make his 2017 debut against the Cincinnati Reds, with Brent Suter returning to Triple-A Colorado Springs to open up a spot on the Brewers 25-man roster.
Garza, 33, is in the fourth year of a contract he signed with Milwaukee in January 2014 and has a record of 20-30 with a 4.57 ERA in 72 games with the Brewers. Despite his lack of success, the Brewers will again insert the veteran righty into their starting rotation, with Tommy Milone moving back to the bullpen.
Suter returns to the Sky Sox after having bounced back-and-forth between Colorado Springs and Milwaukee several times already this season. In five relief appearances with the Brewers, the soft-tossing lefty has a WHIP of 1.77 and opposing hitters have posted a .321 average against him.
In other news, it was announced that outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who had been designated for assignment on Friday, has cleared waivers, with Milwaukee outrighting him to Colorado Springs. He’ll join an already crowded outfield that includes top prospects Lewis Brinson, Brett Phillips and Ryan Cordell, along with Kyle Wren, so playing time could be tough to find for the veteran Nieuwenhuis.
In addition to those moves, the Brewers have also reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with left-handed pitcher Chris Nunn, though the team has not made a formal announcement as of yet.
Nunn, 26, was a 24th round pick of the San Diego Padres in 2012, advancing as high as Double-A San Antonio in 2015 before sitting out all of 2016 after being release by the Padres. In 176 career relief appearances in the minor leagues, the 6’5″ Nunn has gone 20-4 with a 4.01 ERA, striking out 242 batters in 213.1 innings of work.