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Jeremy Jeffress | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville.
Jeffress had a promising 1.51 ERA and 45/18 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings with the Nashville Sounds. He should do well in a middle relief role for the Brew Crew. Jul 21 - 10:55 AM

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Brewers signed RHP Jeremy Jeffress to a minor league contract.

Jeffress elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier this month. He's a former first-round pick of the Brewers and cracked the majors with them before being sent to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke deal.
Apr 18 - 5:46 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Jeremy Jeffress is expected to sign a minor league deal with the Brewers.

Passan says Jeffress was spotted at the Brewers' spring training complex. Jeffress is a former first-round pick of the Brewers and cracked the majors with them before being sent to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke deal.
Apr 18 - 4:52 PM

Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio Network reports that at least three teams, including the Cardinals, Brewers and White Sox, have shown interest in Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier this month. While he has a career 4.47 ERA over 52 1/3 frames at the big league level, Jeffress has struck out 50, has a fastball that touches the upper 90s and won't turn 27 until September. It's no surprise that there are some clubs apparently willing to take a shot on him.
Apr 18 - 9:00 AM

Jeremy Jeffress has elected free agency.

Jeffress passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment earlier this month, but he has decided to look for an opportunity elsewhere rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A. The 26-year-old has struggled with his control, but someone will surely take a chance on his big arm.
Apr 17 - 5:10 PM

Blue Jays sent RHP Jeremy Jeffress outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Jeffress was designated for assignment earlier this month, but passed through waivers unclaimed. He has 72 hours to decide whether to elect free agency or accept the minor league assignment.
Apr 15 - 3:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Jeremy Jeffress for assignment.

The 26-year-old won a spot on the Blue Jays bullpen with a strong spring, but he struggled mightily in his first three appearances in the regular season, compiling a 10.80 ERA and 3.30 WHIP in 3 1/3 innings. He's still talented enough that he should be able to find another team willing to take a chance on him.
Apr 4 - 11:28 PM

Jeremy Jeffress has won a spot in the Blue Jays' bullpen.

Jeffress, who is out of options, has posted a 2.53 ERA and 6/9 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings this spring. While the 26-year-old still has issues with wildness, he has a huge arm and the Blue Jays aren't about to give up on him.
Mar 26 - 9:55 AM

Jeremy Jeffress pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings out of the pen Friday against the Rays.

Jeffress has walked nine in 9 2/3 innings this spring, but he has a 2.79 ERA anyway. Since he's out of options, there's really no doubt that he'll hold on to his spot in the Blue Jays bullpen.
Mar 21 - 4:32 PM

After it was reported the Blue Jays were considering converting Jeremy Jeffress to a starter, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears they're going to keep him in a relief role.

It was Passan who reported the Jays were thinking about making Jeffress a starter back in November, but they've since changed their minds. The 26-year-old showed why in a September stint with the club last season, posting an 0.87 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings as a reliever. The right-hander will have to earn a spot in the Jays' bullpen this spring.
Jan 11 - 4:11 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving Jeremy Jeffress back to a starter role.

Jeffress hasn't started since 2011 in the minors, and he hasn't started on a full-time basis since 2009. He had big-time control problems as a starter and has still been prone to wildness as a reliever, so the transition might be a difficult one. Jeffress is coming off a nice season, having posted a 1.39 ERA at Triple-A and a 0.87 mark in his brief time in the majors while striking out a batter per inning.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Buffalo.

Jeffress was designated for assignment shortly after the beginning of the season, but he's earned his way back by posting a 1.65 ERA while striking out a batter per inning at Triple-A. He'll work the middle innings.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Blue Jays sent RHP Jeremy Jeffress outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Jeffress was designated for assignment on April 6 so that the Blue Jays could clear a roster spot for Dave Bush. He then passed through waivers with relative ease.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Jeremy Jeffress for assignment.

Jeffress is out of options, so he'll have to clear waivers in order to remain with the organization. The Blue Jays have called up Dave Bush from Triple-A Buffalo to replace him in the bullpen.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Jeremy Jeffress has won a spot in the Blue Jays' bullpen.

Jeffress has a 9.00 ERA and 12/9 K/BB ratio over 11 innings of work this spring, but he's out of options and the Jays don't want to expose him to waivers. As a result, Toronto will open the season with an eight-man bullpen and a three-man bench. And that's obviously not ideal.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 11:40:00 AM

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S1Yovani Gallardo
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Tyler Thornburg
5Jim Henderson
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Rob Wooten
9Tom Gorzelanny
10Wei-Chung Wang
11John Ely
12David Goforth
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