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Brewers sign RHPs Jeanmar Gomez and Alec Kenilvort

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 09: Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (46) throws a pitch that was homered by Washington Nationals First base Ryan Zimmerman (11) during a Major League Baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies on April 9, 2017 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA . (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)
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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed right-handed pitchers Jeanmar Gomez and Alec Kenilvort and have released fellow right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen, according to the official Twitter account of Brewers’ player development.

Gomez was released by the Philadelphia Phillies in June.

The 29-year-old reliever was having a rough season, pitching to the tune of a 7.25 ERA over 18 appearances out of the Phillies’ bullpen. In 22.1 innings of action, he allowed 31 hits and seven home runs while striking out 21 batters.

Gomez broke into the majors as a starter with the Cleveland Indians back in 2010. He remained with the Indians for three years, starting 38 of the 41 games in which he appeared.

He then made his way to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013, where he transitioned to the bullpen. He pitched in 34 games, 26 of them coming in relief, and recorded a 3.35 ERA across 80.2 frames of action. He surrendered just 65 hits and fanned 53 hitters while registering a solid WHIP of 1.153.

Gomez arrived in Philadelphia in 2015 and enjoyed a solid first year with the club, posting a 3.01 ERA in 65 relief outings. However, he declined in 2016, laboring with a 4.85 ERA as the Phillies’ closer.

The 24-year-old Kenilvort played his college baseball at the College of Marin and was originally selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 15th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft.

He spent three years in the Rockies’ system as a reliever and put forth paltry results.

Kenilvort had been playing in the Independent League this season before the Brewers decided to give him a shot.

Kohlscheen, 28, had gone 1-1 with a 6.20 ERA across 28 relief appearances for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He has never pitched in the major leagues.



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