Brewers acquire Jhan Mariñez from the Rays for cash

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The Brewers announced on Thursday night the club has acquired pitcher Jhan Mariñez from the Rays in exchange for cash. To create room on the 40-man roster, the Brewers designated pitcher Michael Kirkman for assignment.

Kirkman, 29, gave up a run in his only appearance in the majors with the Brewers. The Brewers had claimed him off waivers from the Padres last week.

Mariñez, 27, pitched 3 2/3 innings for the Rays after starting the season at Triple-A Durham, yielding a run on two hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.