Rangers acquire reliever Petricka from Brewers

June 14th, 2019

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  

Petricka does not go on the club’s 40-man roster, and he has been assigned from the Brewers’ Triple-A San Antonio affiliate to the Rangers’ Nashville affiliate.

The 31-year-old reliever has posted no record and a 3.38 ERA (3 ER/eight innings) over six relief appearances with the Brewers during a pair of Major League stints this season (April 7-15 and April 22-26). He was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on April 27 and assigned outright to San Antonio on May 1. Petricka has spent the balance of the season in the Pacific Coast League, going 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19 innings) and 0.947 WHIP figure, averaging 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings and just 1.9 walks per nine innings.

Petricka has seen MLB action in each of the last seven seasons, and he owns a career 10-12 record with a 3.96 ERA over 228 relief appearances for the White Sox (2013-17), Toronto (2018), and Milwaukee (2019). He made 41 appearances with the Blue Jays last season.