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Frieri gets Minors pact from Brewers

Reliever receives invitation to Spring Training to compete for 'pen spot
MLB.com @CarrieMuskat

The Brewers signed former Angels closer Ernesto Frieri to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training camp on Friday.

Frieri, 32, saved 23 games for the Angels in 2012 and followed that with 37 saves in '13.

The Brewers signed former Angels closer Ernesto Frieri to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training camp on Friday.

Frieri, 32, saved 23 games for the Angels in 2012 and followed that with 37 saves in '13.

He began last year with the Yankees but was released in June, then signed with the Rangers and appeared in six games from mid June to early July, giving up four runs on six hits over seven innings. On Aug. 8, he was sold by the Rangers to the Mariners for $1 and assigned to Triple-A Tacoma. He appeared in seven games with Tacoma and gave up seven earned runs over 12 innings.

Frieri did not pitch in the Major Leagues in 2016.

Carrie Muskat is reporter for MLB.com.

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