July 30, 2014

Thornburg sent back to minors

The Milwaukee Brewers sent rookie pitcher Tyler Thornburg back to Triple-A Nashville following the 11-10 loss to the Nationals yesterday.

Thornburg made appearances out of the bullpen last Wednesday and Thursday but was removed from that second outing because of a tired arm. 

Thornburg made two starts for the Brewers and has a 0-0 record with a 5.79 ERA. 

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke said Thornburg won’t be in the minors long :18

Kottaras deal finalized

The Brewers announced Sunday that they’ve traded catcher George Kottaras to the Oakland A’s for right-handed reliever Fautino De Los Santos.  De Los Santos will be optioned to Class AAA Nashville.

De Los Santos has spent most of the season at Class AAA Sacramento, posting a 1-3 record with a 7.25 ERA in 28 relief appearances.