Monday, May 26, 2008
The Brewers and Julian Tavarez are closing in on a deal with pitcher Julian Tavarez, suggesting that Jeff Weaver will likely opt out of his contract. Tavarez will not take a 'rehab' assignment in the minors. Once he passes his physical he will join the bullpen as a long reliever. Tavarez was 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA in nine games for the Red Sox, but the Brewers are hoping he will turn around his season and return to 2007 form.