The Milwaukee Brewers are done waiting for Manny Parra to realize his potential, as the club announced Friday that it will not tender the left-hander a contract for 2013.
Featuring stuff that's hard to find in a lefty, Parra was given many chances by the Brewers simply due to his vast potential, but his career with the club will go down as nothing but disappointing.
Parra, 30, appeared in 62 games out of the bullpen in 2012, posting a 5.06 earned run average in 58 23 innings. Parra, who made 1.2 million last season, was arbitration eligible for the third and final time in 2013.
Drafted by Milwaukee in the 26th round of the 2001 draft, Parra was signed as a draft-and-follow prospect in 2002. His talent and raw stuff caused Parra to post stellar numbers in the minor leagues, including tossing a perfect game in just his second career Triple-A start in 2007, the same year he was named the Brewers minor league pitcher of the year.
2008 marked Parra's first full season in the big leagues,...