Brewers Release RHP Cody Scarpetta


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Once a top-ten prospect within the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Cody Scarpetta is now without a team. The Brewers released the 25-year-old on Dec. 21.

Scarpetta was drafted in the 11th round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft and moved up quickly before a elbow injury derailed his 2012 season and ultimately his career.

He spent three seasons on the Brewers 40-man roster and boasted a 3.85 ERA in Double-A in 2011. But Scarpetta missed the entire 2012 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Fully recovered, Scarpetta spent the 2013 season in High-A but never recaptured his potential, mustering a 7.15 ERA with 36 walks in 34 innings.

His release came only a month after he said he was encouraged about making a comeback. Doctors told him that his arm will start to feel normal this season and once he gets his mechanics sound, he should be “good to go”.