McClung gets bad news from Brewers
Seth McClung said in an e-mail Monday night that Brewers officials had informed him he won’t be tendered a contract by Saturday’s 10:59 p.m. CT deadline. He was one of eight potentially arbitration-eligible players awaiting word from the team.
Thank you Milwaukee brewers fans. You guys were outstanding. Thank you Doug Melvin and Gord Ash for bringing me over and giving me a chance.
Thank you Mike Maddux, Bill Castro, Ned Yost and Dale Sevum for giving me the ball and helping me grow as a player. Eddie, Stan, Bossie, you all were great too. Thank you to my Brewers teammates, you guys were awesome to play with and travel with. I have made some lasting friendships with many of you and you mean the world to me. Thanks to a wonderful training staff and clubhouse staff. I would also like to thank our owner Mark Attanasio, you and your club are first class all the way. Thank you again for being good not only to me but my family as well.I will always have great memories of my time in Milwaukee. It was not my choice to leave. I hope you saw how much I cared through my on field performance. I want you all to know I played hard and always wanted to win. I was honnered to be a big part of the 08 team that made the playoffs. I had a great year, starting in the middle of the season and then pitching out of the pen. My favorite memory to date is finishing the game late September vs the Cubs. Again thank you Milwaukee I was honored to be a Brewer.
Saturday is the deadline to tender contracts to unsigned players, and for more on the Brewers’ decisions, see my story at Brewers.com.