Brewers acquire Minor Leaguer from Bucs
MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers and Pirates made a Minor League trade Thursday that sent right-hander Jay Jackson to Milwaukee's Triple-A team for cash considerations.
Jackson, who cracked Baseball America's top 100 prospects list prior to the 2010 season, was 5-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 25 games (12 starts) at Triple-A Indianapolis this year, with 87 strikeouts in 84 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old will now pitch for a Nashville Sounds team that has been losing arms lately to the big league club.
Jackson originally was a ninth-round Draft pick of the Cubs in 2008.
In other Brewers Minor League news:
• The team announced that first baseman Hunter Morris was ready to begin a rehabilitation assignment at rookie-level Arizona. Morris has been sidelined about five weeks by a non-displaced fracture to his right arm, near the wrist.
• After two starts at Arizona, left-hander Wei-Chung Wang will be promoted to Class A Wisconsin before his next start on Sunday, according to Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash. Wang was a Rule 5 Draft pick and pitched sparingly before he was placed on the DL last month with a tight shoulder.