Brewers Make Signing
The following tweet was found by renowned sleuth Jim Goulart (Follow Jim on Twitter @Mass_Haas):
Very excited today as I join the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Very much looking forward to this season and many more to come #BrewCrew
— Chris Jakubauskas (@CJakubauskas58) December 5, 2012
I’m efforting contract details from Chris, at least what kind of deal was signed.
***UPDATE: Chris reached out via Twitter and confirmed his deal. It was shared by other media, so it is indeed a Minor League deal without an invite to Major League camp.***
Jakubauskas, 34 on December 22nd, pitched exclusively in the minor leagues in 2012 at different levels of the Toronto organization along with a turn in Triple-A for the Diamondbacks. He last pitched in the majors in 2011 for the Baltimore Orioles.
He is a 6’2″ right-handed swingman type who has started games, finished games, and pitched in middle and long relief throughout his career. He primarily features a fastball/curveball combo on the mound though did throw a slider and change a little bit during 2011. Perhaps his time in the minors was spent refining one or both of those additional pitches. His fastball sits at or a tick of above 90 MPH, for what it’s worth.
Welcome to the organization, Chris!