MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers have signed reliever David Herndon to a minor league deal which does not include an invitation to spring training.
Herndon, 29, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in June that season. He was in the Yankees’ minor league system over the last two seasons, but only racked up a combined 44 innings.
With the Phillies, Herndon showcased an ability to generate a lot of ground balls with decent control, but wasn’t able to miss bats very often. Still, he was able to compile a 3.85 ERA over 117 innings in the big leagues. Herndon will become eligible for arbitration for the first time after the season and can’t become a free agent until 2019, so this is a quite cheap flier for the Brewers.