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Jeremy Jeffress | Relief Pitcher | #21

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (16) / MLW
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Jeremy Jeffress tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Braves on Tuesday to earn his 12th save.
Jeffress allowed a one-out single but nothing more. It was a nice answer after Jeffress blew his last save opportunity, his first blown save of the season. The young right-hander has taken to the closer role very well, owning a 2.25 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 13/4 K/BB ratio over 20 innings of work to date. May 24 - 10:28 PM

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Jeremy Jeffress blew his first save of the season in Wednesday’s game against the Cubs, allowing the tying run to score on an RBI ground-out.

Jeffress hit Anthony Rizzo to lead-off the ninth and followed that up with a single to Ben Zobrist, but he settled down and limited the damage after that point. The game-tying run maybe could’ve been cut down at home with one-out grounder; however, the Brewers played the infield back to protect against a two-run single and effectively conceded the run. Jeffress now has a 2.50 ERA with 11 saves. Despite this blown save, his job is safe.
May 19 - 1:14 AM

Jeremy Jeffress locked down his 10th save of the season Sunday as the Brewers topped the Padres.

Jeffress worked around an Alexei Ramirez two-out double to preserve the Brewers' one-run lead. The hard-throwing right-hander has an excellent 2.16 ERA in 16 2/3 innings this season, and he's 10-for-10 in save chances.
May 15 - 5:30 PM

Jeremy Jeffress worked around a lead-off error by shortstop Jonathan Villar to lock down his ninth save of the year in Friday's 1-0 win over the Padres.

Jeffress quickly induced a double play from Matt Kemp to erase the lead-off walk. He then struck out Brett Wallace to end the game. The right-hander hasn't blown a save all season and has a 2.45 ERA in 14 2/3 innings. He's firmly in command of the closer's role in Milwaukee.
May 13 - 11:30 PM

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, if the Brewers make Jeremy Jeffress available in a trade they'll look for compensation similar to what the Phillies received in the Ken Giles trade.

Philadelphia landed an enormous haul of prospects when they shipped Giles to Houston last winter. Giles was a bigger name than Jeffress and also a few years younger. However, Jeffress has done a nice job in the closer role this year and could provide late-inning help for a contender. Will Smith, who is coming back from a knee injury, would likely inherit the ninth inning if the Brewers trade Jeffress this summer.
Source: Fox Sports
May 7 - 9:06 PM

Jeremy Jeffress worked a perfect ninth inning against the Angels to earn his seventh save Tuesday.

Jeffress took out the bottom of the Angels' lineup to preserve the one-run victory. The right-hander is a perfect seven-for-seven in save opportunities this year, owning a 3.09 ERA through 12 appearances.
May 4 - 12:07 AM

Jeremy Jeffress tallied his fifth save of the season in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

Scooter Gennett recaptured the lead for the Brewers with an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning and Jeffress made it stick with an easy-looking 1-2-3 bottom frame. The hard-throwing right-hander is 5-for-5 in save opportunities to open the 2016 season and he hasn't allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings.
Apr 19 - 5:03 PM

Jeremy Jeffress earned his fourth save of the season Wednesday versus the Cardinals.

Jeffress surrendered a two-out single to Yadier Molina, but it was an otherwise perfect frame for the hard-throwing right-hander. He is 4-for-4 in save opportunities and hasn't allowed a run in five total appearances.
Apr 13 - 11:11 PM

Jeremy Jeffress notched his third save of the season in Sunday's 3-2 defeat of the Astros.

Jeffress needed only 11 pitches to breeze through the top of the ninth inning at Milwaukee's Miller Park, and eight of those 11 pitches went for strikes. The hard-throwing right-hander is 3-for-3 in save opportunities this season for the Brew Crew and he has yet to allow a run in 3 2/3 innings. Jeffress can run away with this job if he keeps it up.
Apr 10 - 5:29 PM

Jeremy Jeffress escaped with his second save of the season Friday against the Astros.

It didn’t look like Jeffress would be needed, as the Brewers began the ninth inning with a 6-0 lead, but Sam Freeman gave up a three-run homer to Tyler White before walking Marwin Gonzalez. Jeffress allowed an RBI double to Preston Tucker and walked Colby Rasmus to make things interesting, but he induced a double-play grounder from Jose Altuve (which featured a controversial slide from Colby Rasmus) to end it. With Will Smith (knee) and Corey Knebel (oblique) both sidelined, the hard-throwing right-hander will continue to be the primary ninth-inning option for Milwaukee.
Apr 9 - 12:29 AM

Jeremy Jeffress allowed one unearned run in an inning of work Tuesday against the Reds.

That run scored after Ivan DeJesus hit a leadoff double and then raced home two batters later on a fielding error by Rule 5 Draft pick Colin Walsh. Jeffress was otherwise sharp, inducing two groundouts and whiffing Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez. The hard-throwing right-hander will look to run away with the Brewers' ninth-inning job while Will Smith rehabs a knee injury.
Mar 29 - 7:14 PM

Jeremy Jeffress wiggled out of trouble to pitch a scoreless inning of relief Friday against the Cubs.

Jeffress loaded the bases by giving up two hits and walking a batter, but Eric Young Jr. bailed him out with a diving catch in left field to end the inning. Will Smith was making a strong case to run away with the Brewers' closer role, but he's now dealing with an unspecified knee issue. Jeffress is over his recent hamstring injury, so he'd be in prime position to benefit if Smith needs to miss time.
Mar 25 - 7:09 PM

Jeremy Jeffress (hamstring) threw another live batting practice session on Wednesday.

Jeffress suffered a mild hamstring strain late last month, so he has yet to make his Cactus League debut, but the next step should be game action. He should only need a handful of outings to get ready for the season. The 28-year-old figures to be in the mix for saves this season.
Mar 16 - 12:59 PM

Jeremy Jeffress (hamstring) threw a live batting practice session on Saturday.

He continues to work his way back from a strained hamstring and is closer to game action. He entered camp in competition with Will Smith for the club's closer role, however the longer that he remains sidelined the worse his chances become.
Mar 12 - 10:31 AM

Jeremy Jeffress (hamstring) will throw another bullpen session on Thursday.

If that goes off without a hitch, Jeffress will advance to facing live hitters later in the week. Jeffress has made good progress since straining his hamstring late last month. With Francisco Rodriguez gone, Jeffress will have a chance to compete with Will Smith for the closer's role.
Mar 9 - 1:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Colin Walsh
SS1Jonathan Villar
3B1Aaron Hill
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Ramon Flores
3Alex Presley
RF1Domingo Santana
2Keon Broxton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Wily Peralta
3Matt Garza
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
6Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Corey Knebel
4Michael Blazek
5Tyler Thornburg
6Carlos Torres
7Yhonathan Barrios
8Sean Nolin
9Zack Jones
10Blaine Boyer
11Chris Capuano
12David Goforth
13Jhan Marinez