Free agent Brandon Backe has been diagnosed with a partial thickness tear of his right rotator cuff and will seek a second opinion on his shoulder.
Brewers GM Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt that he has no interest in the recently-released Brandon Backe.
Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash said the team will "take a look" at Brandon Backe after he was released by the Astros.
Brandon Backe refused his assignment and will be released according to MLB.com.
Astros designated RHP Brandon Backe for assignment.
Brandon Backe allowed three runs over four innings in his first start of the season on Thursday night.
Brandon Backe is scheduled to make his first start of the season Thursday against the Astros.
Astros activated RHP Brandon Backe from the 15-day disabled list.
Manager Cecil Cooper indicated that Brandon Backe will be activated from the disabled list Friday.
A grand jury has decided not to indict Brandon Backe on a resisting arrest charge stemming from an incident with Galveston police last October.
Brandon Backe (strained intercostal) is scheduled to make his sixth rehab start Saturday at Triple-A Round Rock.
Brandon Backe (intercostal) threw eight shutout innings for Double-A Corpus Christi Monday, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out five.
Brandon Backe is scheduled to make another rehab start Monday.
Astros manager Cecil Cooper indicated Thursday that Brandon Backe (ribs) could require two more rehab starts.