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Brewers activate Jeremy Jeffress from injured list

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The Brewers announced on Tuesday that reliever Jeremy Jeffress was activated from the 10-day injured list. The Brewers also recalled pitcher Aaron Wilkerson from Triple-A San Antonio. To create roster space, pitcher Freddy Peralta was placed on the 10-day injured list with an SC joint injury and pitcher Jack Petricka was optioned to Single-A Wisconsin.

Jeffress, 31, was removed from a spring training appearance in early March due to a sore right shoulder. The right-hander had a huge bounce-back year for the Brewers in 2018, posting a 1.29 ERA with 15 saves and an 89/27 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings.

It is unclear how the Brewers plan to utilize Jeffress, but it would make sense if the club were to ease him back into high-leverage situations behind Josh Hader, who has acted as the pimary closer so far.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.