It didn’t take Jeff Suppan long to find a new home. The Milwaukee Brewers released Suppan on Monday and he agreed to a new deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Suppan pitched three seasons in St. Louis before signing a 4-year, $42-million free-agent deal with the Brewers in 2006. When the Brewers released Suppan, they still owed him the $10-million remaining on his contract.
Suppan went 0-2 with a 7.84 ERA in 15 games, including 2-starts this season. He went 29-36 overall with the Brewers.
Suppan is expected to join the Cardinals in Arizona this weekend. He had his best years in St. Louis, going 44-26 with a 3.85 ERA from 2004-06.
This is a fresh start for Suppan, who struggled in Milwaukee. He’ll be reunited with Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan. There are those that feel if Duncan can get Suppan back on course, Duncan should gain automatic entry into the Hall of Fame. Suppan was a train wreck in the end of the Brewers. It makes you wonder just how desperate the Cardinals really are?