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Brewers Acquire Left-handed Reliever Andrew Chafin

 

By - Aug 1st, 2023 04:28 pm

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin (CHAY-fin) from the Arizona Diamondbacks today in exchange for right-handed reliever Peter Strzelecki (STREZ-lecky). The announcement was made by Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold.

“Andrew adds an experienced leader and another quality left-handed arm to our bullpen,” said Arnold. “He has had a long history of success against both left-handed and right-handed hitters, and we are excited to bring him aboard.”

The 10-year veteran owns a career 3.31 ERA in 519 appearances, all but three (2014) coming in relief, with Arizona (2014-20, ’23), Chicago-NL (2020-21), Oakland (2021) and Detroit (2022). His 380 outings with the D-backs are the most in franchise history. He has notched 471 career strikeouts in just 435.0 innings pitched while limiting opponents to a .228 batting average (.228 vs. LH/.227 vs. RH).

Chafin, 33, is 2-3 with a 4.19 ERA and a career-high 8 saves in 43 appearances this season. He is unscored upon in 35 of his 43 outings. His season ERA drops to 2.94 without his appearance on July 24 vs. St. Louis (0.2ip, 5er). He has recorded 49 strikeouts in just 34.1 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .235 batting average (.314 vs. LH/.185 vs. RH).

Strzelecki, 28, made his Major League debut with the Brewers last season, making 30 relief appearances with a 2.83 ERA. He had 36 relief appearances with Milwaukee this season, posting a 4.54 ERA.

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