The Brewers released right-hander David Riske on Monday and plan to make a corresponding roster move on Tuesday before the opener of a three-game series against the Dodgers. If outfielder Carlos Gomez passes his concussion tests, he could be part of that corresponding move.
Riske signed a three-year, $13 million contract with the Brewers at the 2007 Winter Meetings but developed elbow pain during his first season with the team and underwent a Tommy John reconstruction in June 2008. In 69 appearances, he had a 5.40 ERA.
The Brewers are on the hook for what’s left of Riske’s $4.5 million salary in 2010. He was unhappy with his role on the team as a mop-up man, and posted a 5.01 ERA in 23 appearances since returning from his injury. Only two of those 23 games were Brewers wins.