Ariel Pena

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Brewers acquire Sam Freeman from the Rangers


The Brewers have acquired pitcher Sam Freeman from the Rangers in exchange for cash, the club announced on Twitter. To make room for Freeman on the 40-man roster, the Brewers designated pitcher Ariel Pena for assignment.

Freeman was designated for assignment by the Rangers on March 29, which created space on the 40-man roster for catcher Bryan Holaday. Freeman, 28, has a career 3.23 ERA with a 101/59 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 career innings.

Pena, 26, had a tough season debut for the Brewers on Monday. He gave up five runs on back-to-back-to-back home runs against the Giants, lasting 1 2/3 innings.