The Milwaukee Brewers have picked up the 2015-options on pitcher Yovani Gallardo and third-baseman Aramis Ramirez but declined to pick up the $11.5 million option on second baseman Rickie Weeks.
The Brewers have no viable option at third base besides Ramirez so they picked up their half of the $14 million mutual option. Ramirez has three days to accept or decline.
Gallardo finished 8-11 in 2014 but had a career best 3.51 ERA over 32 starts. He allowed 195 hits, issued 54 walks and struck out 146 hitters in 192 1/3 innings. It’s his first losing record with the Brewers.
The 32-year-old Weeks was the second player selected in the 2003 draft but lost his everyday job at second base with the arrival of Scooter Gennett. He played mostly against left-handed pitching this past season, hitting .274 with eight home runs and 29 rbi’s. [Read more…]