Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Julian Tavarez Officially A Brewer, Good First Outing
After passing his physical yesterday in Milwaukee veteran RHP Julian Tavarez officially became a member of the Brewers and to make room on the roster the Brewers sent LHP Zach Jackson down to AAA Nashville. Tavarez got a chance right away to impress the hometown fans as he came into the game in the 8th inning and sent the Braves down in order 1-2-3, one of which was a strikeout. He looked very sharp, throwing his fastball in the low 90's with lots of sink and movement. In a bullpen that was starting to look like a AAA team after injuries to David Riske and Eric Gagne it is refreshing to see an accomplished big leaguer out there. Lots of playoff experience for Tavarez as well with Cleveland, St. Louis and Boston. We can only hope that playoff experience comes in handy for the Brewers later this season.