Braves release Kameron Loe

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Kameron Loe signed a minor-league deal with Atlanta five weeks ago, but after a dozen terrible appearances at Triple-A the Braves have released the 6-foot-8 right-hander.

Loe struggled as a starter early in his career, but had a nice run as a reliever from 2008-2012 with a 3.61 ERA in 229 innings. Last season he was awful for the Braves and Cubs, and now at age 32 it looks like he might be nearing the end of the line.

He’s now been released by Atlanta and Kansas City this year while posting a combined 6.99 ERA and 20/10 K/BB ratio in 28 innings at Triple-A.

Video: Christian Yelich belts league-best 20th home run of 2019

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It’s been a good week for multitalented Brewers slugger Christian Yelich, who showed off his beer chugging capabilities during a Bucks game on Thursday night, then returned to dominate the baseball sphere on Friday with his 20th home run of the season.

In the third inning, Yelich worked a full count against Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickoff, finally letting loose on a 91.1-m.p.h. fastball that dipped into the right field corner to help the Brewers snap a 2-2 tie:

According to MLB Stats, the 27-year-old outfielder reached the 20-homer threshold in the fewest number of team games since Josh Hamilton did it for the Rangers in 2012. Friday’s blast also marked the third such hit he’s recorded against the Phillies in the last two weeks alone, following two home runs off of Edgar García and Zach Eflin during the club’s last road trip.

Entering Friday’s opener, Yelich held a .325/.440/.732 batting line with 19 homers, nine stolen bases, and a 1.172 OPS through 191 plate appearances. While he was held out for the majority of the week’s games due to a mild case of back spasms, he appears to have made a full recovery.

The Brewers currently lead the Phillies 4-3 in the fourth.