Originally written on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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The Brewers announced today that infielder Brooks Conrad, who was designated for assignment yesterday in order to make room on the roster for Tyler Thornburg, has been claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays. This ends his six-month long tenure in the organization, a stay that was puzzling to say the least. Let us briefly recap: Prior to joining Milwaukee, Conrad spent two years as a part-timer with the Atlanta Braves. He was very effective in a pinch-hitting capacity over that time, but he was mainly remembered for his iffy fielding, particularly for a four-error game in the 2010 playoffs. After the 2011 season, he wasn't able to garner a major-league deal anywhere, and ended up settling for a minor-league pact with the Brewers last January, a move that was met with some surprise: Conrad cost essentially nothing and had the potential to be a decent reserve (with pinch-hitting possibilities, as well as the potential to stand at second, third, and first), but putting him on the m...
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