Merklinger clears waivers
The Brewers just announced that left-hander Dan Merklinger had cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Double-A Huntsville. The team designated Merklinger for assignment on Wednesday to clear a spot for righty Marco Estrada on the 40-man roster.
It’s a good keep for the Brewers. Merklinger, 25, doesn’t garner particularly high scores from scouts but went 8-7 with a 3.65 ERA at three Minor League stops in 2010. He tied for fourth in the Class A Florida State League with 142 strikeouts in 133 2/3 innings and produced two 13-strikeout games.
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