The Milwaukee Brewers announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher David Riske to a three year contract, said to be worth $13 million over three years. The Brewers hold a club option on a fourth year, worth $4.75 million. There's also incentives in the deal that could raise the $13 million to $20 million, if Riske should be come the teams closer and reach certain levels.
The 31 year old Riske spent last season with Kansas City, where he went 1-4 with a 2.45 ERA and 4 saves in 65 relief appearances.
Riske owns a career Major League record of 19-18 with a 3.40 ERA and 20 saves in 393 relief appearances with Cleveland, Boston, Chicago-AL and Kansas City. He's holding opponents to a .231 batting average.
To make room for Riske on the 40-man roster, the Brewers designated outfielder Laynce Nix for assignment.