The Brewers announced this evening that they claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Angels.
Jimenez appeared in 18 games with the Angels this season and batted just .162 (6-for-37) with two doubles and a 13/0 K/BB ratio. However, the 26-year-old owns a healthy .299/.335/.509 batting line over eight seasons in the minors and slugged 21 home runs over 117 games this season in Triple-A. Granted, those numbers were boosted by the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. That success hasn’t translated yet.
Jimenez has mostly played third base in pro ball and figures to compete for a bench job with the Brewers in the spring.