The Milwaukee Brewers called up right-handed relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress from Class AAA Nashville and optioned reliever Rob Wooten to Nashville.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Jeffress, the Brewers moved injured pitcher Jim Henderson from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
Jeffress was originally a first-round draft pick by the Brewers back in 2006. They then dealt him to Kansas City in 2011 in the Zach Greinke deal. He eventually ended up in Toronto.
Jeffress was outrighted by Toronto in early April and decided to become a free agent. The Brewers signed him to a minor-league deal. In 30 appearances in Nashville, Jeffress went 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA and five saves.
Jeffress hasn’t allowed a run in nine straight games, working 10 2/3 innings during that span.
Wooten was 1-4 with a 4.36 ERA in 37 appearances with the Brewers. He started out strong, posting a 0.71 ERA in 13 outings in June, but went south from that point forward.