The Brewers have signed pitchers Enoli Paredes and Jared Koenig to minor league contracts, tweets Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Each might be in MLB camp as non-roster invitees.
Paredes elected free company just a few weeks in the past after being waived by the Astros. The best-hander had beforehand spent his complete profession within the Houston group. Paredes pitched out of Dusty Baker’s bullpen at occasions from 2020-22, tallying 32 1/3 innings over 37 cumulative appearances. He labored to a 3.90 ERA however walked virtually a fifth of opposing hitters.
Now 28, Paredes spent the whole 2023 season on non-compulsory project to Houston’s Triple-A membership. He allowed 4.80 earned runs per 9 over 54 1/3 innings within the Pacific Coast League. Whereas Paredes’ 27.3% strikeout charge there was strong, his 18.6% stroll proportion was equally untenable because the mark he’s managed in his MLB profession. He has a mid-90s heater however might want to dramatically enhance his strike-throwing to carve out a spot within the center innings for Milwaukee.
Koenig, 30 in January, additionally spent all of 2023 in Triple-A. He was within the Padres system on a minor league pact. Koenig allowed a fair 5.00 ERA over 45 frames with their high affiliate in El Paso. He saved the ball on the bottom at a 51.1% clip with barely worse than common strikeout and stroll marks.
His solely main league work got here in 2022. Koenig pitched 39 1/3 innings over 10 appearances (5 begins) with Oakland. The soft-tossing lefty posted a 5.72 ERA whereas placing out 12.4% of opponents in inexperienced and gold. He might present the Brew Crew with lengthy aid depth in Triple-A if he doesn’t break camp.