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.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jose Altuve: ‘I literally love Justin Verlander’

Marshawn Lynch suspended one game for contact with official

Chris Paul could miss a month with knee injury

WATCH: LeBron rejects Giannis at the rim with big block

15 key questions for NFL Week 7

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Vin Scully will not make appearance during World Series

Leonard Fournette still not practicing ahead of Week 7

Dusty Baker calls Nationals dismissal ‘hard to understand’

Draymond Green feels ‘big relief’ that knee injury was minor

Bradford ruled out of Week 7, expected to play again in 2017

NFL on Ezekiel Elliott: ‘We’re not looking to make a deal’

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cubs owner up for Heritage Foundation post

The 'Like Mike, only better' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Dodgers finish Cubs while Astros find pain in the Bronx

The 'Some call me the Rocket, some people call me Maurice' quiz

Kyrie Irving must lead Celtics through a disaster in search for happiness

Jacoby Brissett: The forgotten up-and-comer

NFL Week 7 Predictions

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

College football 2017 Week 8 predictions

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with newbies Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cubs owner up for Heritage Foundation post

The 'Like Mike, only better' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Dodgers finish Cubs while Astros find pain in the Bronx

The 'Some call me the Rocket, some people call me Maurice' quiz

Kyrie Irving must lead Celtics through a disaster in search for happiness

Jacoby Brissett: The forgotten up-and-comer

NFL Week 7 Predictions

College football 2017 Week 8 predictions

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker