Brewers reliever designated for assignment after latest rough outing

The 29-year-old appeared in just six games for the Crew.
May 15, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mitch White (58) pitches in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mitch White (58) pitches in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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Though the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen has overall been a solid unit in 2024, they still haven't been able to see consistency in that last spot or two on the squad. It appears as though they will keep searching for that answer.

29-year-old Mitch White was designated for assignment by the Brewers prior to Thursday's series finale against the Chicago Cubs, which was announced by the team. The move comes less than 24 hours after the righty gave up two runs (one earned) in mop up duty of an eventual 10-6 win by the Crew.

White had been acquired just 20 days ago from the San Francisco Giants after they had designated him for assignment themselves. But with no minor league options remaining and poor performance in his first handful of outings, he suffered the same fate with the Brewers.

The Brewers designated reliever Mitch White for assignment prior to Thursday's game against the Cubs.

In joining Milwaukee, White was already on his third team of the 2024 season. He began the year with the Toronto Blue Jays, who designated him for assignment after he compiled a 5.40 ERA in his first four appearances for them this year and a 7.26 ERA in 24 games over parts of three seasons with them overall. They would end up trading him to the Giants.

After an unsuccessful three-game stint there, he saw his aforementioned second DFA of the year and ended up with the Brewers. Sadly, things wouldn't go much better in Milwaukee.

In 8.1 innings with the Brewers, White gave up six earned runs on eight hits and four walks while giving up two homers and striking out six. He gave up runs in four of his six outings and only once was brought in when the team wasn't either losing or up big, that being the 10th inning of a tie game with the Marlins where he gave up the winning run and suffered the loss.

To replace him on the active roster, the Brewers recalled reliever Kevin Herget. The 33-year-old righty has pitched in just two games for the Crew this year and has given up two runs in 3.2 innings while also notching his second career save.

With Herget in tow, the Brewers are looking to win the current four-game set and take the lead in the season series with a day game matchup at home against the Cubs this afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10pm.

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