The Brewers have lost Rule 5 draft pick Eduardo Morlan, who was re-claimed this morning by Tampa Bay. The Brewers tried to work out a deal with the Rays to keep Morlan and send him to the minors but his former club opted to take him back for half the $50,000 price for Rule 5 picks. The Brewers designated Morlan for assignment a few days ago to make room to claim reliever Wes Littleton from Boston.
Dick Groch, special assistant to general manager Doug Melvin, told me the Brewers ran several names by the Rays, trying to work a deal, without success. "I'm just glad something happened, finally," said Morlan, who was in limbo for a couple of days. "I guess it's good that they want me back. I was hoping for somebody to say something."
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Welcome Back Eduardo Morlan
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Rays have reacquired RHRP Eduardo Morlan from the Milwaukee Brewers:
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