Weathers to join Brewers tonight; Smith optioned
David Weathers will be in uniform No. 20 tonight, when the Brewers begin a three-game series against the Padres at Miller Park. It will be his third number with the Brewers; Weathers wore Nos. 27 and 49 during his first stint with the team from 1998-2001. He wore No. 25 with the Reds, but center fielder Mike Cameron owns that one in Milwaukee.
To clear a 25-man roster spot, the team optioned right-hander Chris Smith back to Nashville. Smith posted a 3.63 ERA mostly in lopsided games (the Brewers were 2-21 when he pitched) but Weathers is more likely to be used in tight situations.
Weathers has a 3.32 ERA this season in 43 appearances with the Reds. He has a 2.50 ERA in 48 career appearances at Miller Park.