Brewers notes: Treanor traed for minor league prospect, lose in exhibition playWisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers traded back-up catcher Matt Treanor to Texas yesterday for minor-league infielder Ray Olmedo.
The Milwaukee Brewers traded back-up catcher Matt Treanor to Texas yesterday for minor-league infielder Ray Olmedo. The 34-year-old Treanor was competing with George Kottaras for Milwaukee’s number-two catching job behind Gregg Zaun. Treanor had the option of getting a release by March 30th, but the Rangers inquired about getting him to expand their options behind the plate. The 28-year-old Olmedo has played in Triple-“A” the last two seasons with the Washington and Tampa Bay organizations. He has played in almost 200 Major League games with Toronto and Cincinnati, with a .228 batting average.
The Brewers lost 8-to-4 yesterday to a split-squad from the Los Angeles Dodgers. All nine LA starters had at least one hit, including pitcher Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers took the lead for good in the sixth inning, on a double-play ground-out by A.J. Ellis. Milwaukee blew a 3-0 lead from the first inning. Casey McGehee and Corey Hart had RBI’s in that frame. Brewers’ starter Doug Davis did not make it through his allotted five innings, giving up three runs on six hits in two-and-two-thirds innings. Closer Trevor Hoffman gave up two runs in the seventh on four hits and a wild pitch. Milwaukee fell to 11-9-1 in the Cactus League. The Brewers will play Cleveland this afternoon. Right-hander Dave Bush goes against Indians’ left-hander Jeremy Sowers.