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Brewers claim Steve Geltz off waivers from the Rays

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The Brewers announced on Monday that reliever Steve Geltz has been claimed off waivers from the Rays, who designated Geltz for assignment on November 18. Outfielder Adam Walker was designated for assignment by the Brewers to create roster space for Geltz.

Geltz, 29, will be under team control through 2021. The right-hander has a career 4.23 ERA with a 99/43 K/BB ratio in 104 1/3 innings, almost entirely compiled in relief. He’ll compete for a spot in the Brewers’ bullpen when spring training begins in two and a half months.

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.