Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Wanting to revamp a bullpen that struggled mightily last season, the Milwaukee Brewers appear to be in the process of taking the first step by parting ways with Jose Veras.MLB.com reported Wednesday that the Brewers will outright the 32-year old reliever off the 40-man roster, likely making him a free agent. If Veras would clear waivers, he would almost certainly elect free agency over an assignment to the minor leagues. He could be claimed on waivers, however, before becoming a free agent.Part of the Brewers bullpen that posted a National League-worst 4.66 ERA and a club-record 29 blown saves, Veras had a season of highs and lows.His final ERA of 3.63 was lowered quite a bit by the 14 scoreless outings Veras had in September. Walks plagued the right-hander as he issued 40 free passes in 67 innings. His ERA was 4.91 at the beginning of August and 4.31 at the start of September.The Brewers acquired Veras from Pittsburgh last December in exchange for third baseman Casey McGehee in the hope he could slide into the seventh-inning role vacated by the loss of free agents Takashi Saito and LaTroy Hawkins.Like the rest of the Brewers bullpen, Veres faltered. This move shows how serious the Brewers are about rebuilding the unit this offseason.Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
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