Brewers designate pitcher Zack Godley for assignment
Starting pitcher Zach Godley. Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers announced this morning they’ve reinstated right-hander Zack Godley from the injured list and designated him for assignment. Godley had been out since April 29 with a right index finger contusion.

That injury knocked him out of action in the fourth inning of what may go down as his only start as a Brewer. Facing a rash of pitcher injuries, Milwaukee had selected Godley to the roster that afternoon as a fill-in spot starter. Unfortunately, he quickly wound up on the shelf himself and has now been removed from the 40-man roster.

It’s been a tough few years for Godley, who once looked like a potential rotation building block in Arizona. The 31-year-old has only managed a 5.48 ERA/4.57 FIP over the past three-plus seasons after tossing 155 innings of 3.37 ERA ball in 2017. He’s since bounced from the Diamondbacks to the Blue Jays to the Red Sox and Milwaukee but has yet to get back on track. 

The Brewers have a week to trade or waive Godley. Having already been outrighted in his career, he would have the right to elect free agency in lieu of any minor-league assignment if he clears waivers.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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