Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/10/14
The Milwaukee Brewers filled a significant void on their roster by coming to an agreement on a two-year deal with free agent left-hander Tom Gorzelanny. Milwaukee had no lefty in the bullpen after deciding not to tender a contract to Manny Parra for the 2013 season. Ironically, Gorzelanny was thrust onto the market when the Washington Nationals made the same decision with him. Gorzelanny, 30, is a nice fit for the Brewers because he does not have to be used strictly as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen. He was almost equally effective in 2012 against right-handed hitters (.245 batting average) and left-handed hitters (.237). As a former starting pitcher, Gorzelanny also provides protection for a rotation that is in flux entering 2013. Gorzelanny made $3 million in 2012 and was eligible for salary arbitration. The Nationals opted to non-tender him rather than see his salary increase through that process, the same decision the Brewers made with relievers Parra, Jose Veras ...
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