One of the most surprising moves of this past off-season for the Milwaukee Brewers was the signing of Neal Cotts after his struggle in 2014, but with just over a month to go in the season all indications are that Cotts is on his way out.
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While the team that claimed him is still unknown, the Minnesota Twins have been high on him for awhile and his lefty arm would be a big plus to any contending club. Though his numbers are not extremely strong, left handed batters have posted just a .576 OPS against him all year long. Another sign that points to the Cotts upcoming trade is that the Brewers claimed Ceasar Jimenez off waivers this afternoon from the Philadelphia Phillies. When the Brewers tweeted that he was claimed off of waivers, they also noted that he has not yet been given an assignment. This shows even more that it appears Cotts is on his way out.
After a rough start to the year, Cotts has rebounded to be a solid piece in the Brewers’ bullpen that has been one of the strong suits of the team. He even put together a string of 11-consecutive scoreless outings at one point. While the return will not be a lot, it is another move that this team is focused on looking towards the future.