Rays lose Geltz on waiver claim by Brewers

November 28th, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG -- will not be back with the Rays in 2017 as the Brewers claimed the 29-year-old right-handed reliever off waivers Monday.

The Rays designated Geltz for assignment Nov. 18 when they set their 40-man roster. In 2016, he posted a 5.74 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 27 appearances.

Geltz pitched for Tampa Bay over parts of three seasons. His best year was 2015, when he made a career-high 70 appearances with a 1.05 WHIP and a 3.74 ERA.

In parts of eight Minor League seasons in the Angels' and Rays' systems, Geltz has struck out 11.8 batters per nine innings.