The Milwaukee Brewers finally released veteran right handed pitcher Jeff Suppan on Monday.
The Brewers felt their improved depth at pitcher allowed them to release Suppan, who has $8-million remaining on his $12.5 million salary for 2010. The Brewers are also on the hook for a $2-million buyout of a club option for 2011, which means they must pay Suppan $10-million for the remainder of the season.
Suppan was relegated early in the season to a mop-up role after struggling in his only two starts at the beginning of the season. He finished with an 0-2 record this season and a 7.84 ERA in 15-appearances. His numbers easily support the decision, 31 innings pitched, 50 hits allowed, 12 walks and 27 earned runs with 18 strikeouts. In Suppan’s overall time with the Brewers, he made 97 starts and went 29-36 with a 5.08 ERA.