Brewers acquire righty Hunter Strickland from Angels for cash
The Brewers have acquired right-hander Hunter Strickland from the Angels in exchange for cash considerations. Both teams have announced the deal. The Angels had designated Strickland for assignment earlier this week.
Strickland has at various point in recent seasons provided quality bullpen work in uniform for the Mets, Nationals, Rays, Angels and Mariners going back to 2019, when he won a World Series ring with the Nats. Prior to that, he was a steady hand out of the Giants’ pen from 2014 to 2018. The Brewers will be his third team of 2021. He has a 4.03 ERA/5.03 FIP in 22 1/3 innings with the Rays and Angels, but he particularly struggled in his short time with the Angels, giving up seven earned runs in just 6 1/3 innings of work.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Brewers transferred Travis Shaw to the 60-day injured list. Shaw provided the media with an update. He will attempt to rehab his shoulder dislocation, but if there’s not enough improvement at a certain point, he will be shut down for the year, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.