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Jeremy Jeffress | Relief Pitcher | #32

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (16) / MLW
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Jeremy Jeffress (neck) returned to the mound on Friday, working 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief against the Twins.
Jeffress, who had been unavailable earlier in the week due to neck stiffness, allowed just one hit and struck out one after coming on in relief of starter Brent Suter in the sixth inning. He has been outstanding this season, compiling a minuscule 0.38 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 21/7 K/BB ratio across 23 2/3 innings. May 19 - 8:04 AM

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Jeremy Jeffress (neck) is available out of the Brewers' bullpen Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Jeffress was unavailable for Tuesday night's loss to Arizona because of a stiff neck. The 30-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 0.40 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings this season for Milwaukee.
May 16 - 2:06 PM

Jeremy Jeffress was unavailable out of the Brewers' bullpen on Tuesday because of a stiff neck.

It sounds like a day-to-day situation. Jeffress has surrendered just one run and racked up 20 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings this season for Milwaukee.
May 16 - 12:57 AM

Jeremy Jeffress retired all five batters he faced to pick up his first save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Jeffress struck out Joey Votto looking with runners at the corners and one out and the Brewers up one in the eighth and then got Scott Schebler to ground out to end the frame. Brewers manager Craig Counsell elected to send Jeffress back out for the ninth and he responded with a quick 1-2-3 frame. Josh Hader was unavailable for this one, but it's notable that Jeffress got the call after Matt Albers and Jacob Barnes had already pitched. Of course, with Corey Knebel (hamstring) due back next week, it might not necessarily matter.
May 1 - 11:07 PM

Brewers and RHP Jeremy Jeffress avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.75 million contract with club options for 2019 and 2020.

The deal enabled the two sides to avoid arbitration. Following a series of excellent seasons, the 30-year-old Jeffress' performance took a step back in 2017. He began the year with the Rangers and after struggling with a 5.31 ERA in 40 2/3 innings he was dealt to the Brewers at the trade deadline. He picked up the pace in Milwaukee, tossing 24 2/3 innings with a 3.65 ERA. The Brewers are counting on him rebounding to the form he showed from 2013-2016 when he had a combined 2.46 ERA in 173 games.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Jeremy Jeffress allowed two runs in two innings in his start against the Marlins on Friday.

It was Jeffress' first career start following 263 relief appearances. It was a "bullpen day" for the Brewers. He made it through the first inning unscathed before giving up four hits and two runs in the second frame. Jeffress will likely return to the bullpen for the last couple weeks of the season. He has a 4.70 ERA in 59 1/3 innings combined with the Rangers and Brewers this year.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Jeremy Jeffress will start Friday against the Marlins.

It's the first major league start for Jeffress in what will obviously be a "bullpen game" for the Brewers. Jeffress has posted a 2.70 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings since rejoining Milwaukee. It will be a "road" start that's played at Miller Park, as the game had to be moved from Miami following Hurricane Irma.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Brewers acquired RHP Jeremy Jeffress from the Rangers for RHP Tayler Scott.

The deal is now official. Jeffress' tenure with the Rangers didn't go according to plan, as he posted a 4.67 ERA in 51 appearances and was also arrested for a DWI, but the Brewers are hoping that the reunion can get him back on track as a late-inning option.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 04:17:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Brewers have acquired Jeremy Jeffress from the Rangers.

Or, we should say reacquire. Of course, the Brewers flipped Jeffress to the Rangers in the Jonathan Lucroy trade just one year ago. The 29-year-old has scuffled with a 5.31 ERA over 39 appearances this season, but the Brewers are hoping for a return to form. He's just a year removed from a 2.33 ERA and still carries two more years of team control. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Rangers will acquire right-hander Tayler Scott in return.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 01:58:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rangers are shopping reliever Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress has struggled to a 5.21 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 38 innings this season, but he was excellent from 2014-2016 and the 29-year-old right-hander carries two more years of arbitration eligibility. Some team might take a shot.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 02:26:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Jeremy Jeffress from the 10-day disabled list.

Jeffress wound up missing just under two weeks with a lower back strain. He has posted an ugly 5.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 31 appearances this season out of the Rangers' bullpen, but there's hope for a much better second half.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 07:19:00 PM

Rangers placed RHP Jeremy Jeffress on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Preston Claiborne will take his spot in the bullpen. Jeffress, 29, owns a rough 5.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 31 appearances this season for Texas.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Jeremy Jeffress gave up three runs and walked three while getting just one out Tuesday against the Red Sox.

If Jeffress had been throwing like he was last year, he probably would have been the choice to step in as the Rangers' closer when Sam Dyson lost the job. However, he has a 6.75 ERA and an ugly 9/11 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings to date. Much like they did with Dyson, the Rangers might need to stick Jeffress on the DL for a spell.
Tue, May 23, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Jeremy Jeffress took a loss in the 10th after giving up a run to the Angels on Tuesday.

Obviously, Sam Dyson has been the Rangers bullpen's biggest problem to date. Jeffress, though, has been very disappointing himself in failing to assert himself this spring and giving up three runs in 2 2/3 innings over five regular-season appearances to date. Jeffress's struggles would seem to leave little doubt that Matt Bush is next in line for the closer gig in Texas.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 02:13:00 AM

Rangers and RHP Jeremy Jeffress avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

Jeffress started the 2016 season as the Brewers' closer, racking up 27 saves before a deadline deal sent him to the Rangers to work in a setup capacity. He had been projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $2.9 million in arbitration, so he may have done better for himself had he taken his chances. He'll enter the 2017 season in a setup role in front of closer Sam Dyson.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 07:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Erik Kratz
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Hernan Perez
3Nick Franklin
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Eric Sogard
3Tyler Saladino
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Junior Guerra
6Wade Miley
7Brent Suter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jeremy Jeffress
4Matt Albers
5Boone Logan
6Dan Jennings
7Taylor Williams
8Jacob Barnes
9Adrian Houser