The Milwaukee Brewers made a two roster moves Monday morning promoting RHP Jeremy Jeffress from Triple-A Nashville and optioned RHP Rob Wooten. The second transcation was putting former closer Jim Henderson on the 60-day disabled list.
Jeffress at Triple-A Nashville has not allowed a run in his last nine outings. He is holding opposing batters to .224 average in 30 games and has a record of (3-1) and 50 stirkeouts
The 26 year old hurler was drafted in the first round by Milwaukee in 2006, but was traded after battling with drug problems. Jeffress was suspended 50-games in 2007 and 100-games 2009. After making his major league debut in September of 2010, he was traded along with Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, and Jake Odorizzi for Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt.
After pitching for the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays, Jeffress signed a minor league contract with Milwaukee back in April of this year.
Jim Henderson, placed on the 60-day disabled list, is still on long road to recovery after being on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury. According to general manager Doug Melvin, Henderson is still a little ways away and will be pitching at Triple-A Nashville.
Sunday is Jim Henderson bobblehead day at Miller Park.