Veteran right-hander Zack Godley went unclaimed on waivers and has elected free company in lieu of an outright project, as first indicated on the Triple-A transaction log at MLB.com. The Brewers designated Godley for project earlier within the week.
Godley, 31, inked a minor league take care of Milwaukee earlier within the 12 months and was twice chosen to the massive league roster. The precise-hander sustained a finger harm in his first outing and landed on the injured checklist for slightly below two weeks — after which the Brewers designated him for project. Godley accepted an outright to Triple-A after that first DFA, however he’ll now head out looking for a brand new alternative after as soon as once more being chosen to the MLB roster solely to be designated for project following a single look.
Godley actually hasn’t been efficient in his 3 1/3 innings with the Brewers this season, surrendering 5 earned runs, however he’s been sharp with their Triple-A affiliate. He’s thrown 30 innings down in Nashville and logged a 2.40 ERA with a powerful 28.6 % strikeout charge, a ten.1 % stroll charge and a 44.4 % ground-ball charge.
At one level, Godley was a stable member of the D-backs’ employees, pitching to a 4.41 ERA with a 23.3 % strikeout charge in 444 2/3 innings from 2015-18. That stretch featured the right-hander’s greatest season: a 2017 marketing campaign through which he tossed 155 innings of three.37 ERA ball. Nonetheless, Godley took a step again in 2018 (4.74 ERA in 178 1/3 frames) and struggled much more in 2019 (6.39 ERA) earlier than being lower unfastened by Arizona. He completed out the 2019 marketing campaign with an honest stretch within the Blue Jays’ bullpen, however his hopes for a rebound in 2020 have been largely dashed by a forearm pressure that restricted him to twenty-eight 2/3 innings with the Crimson Sox.
All informed, Godley has a 4.92 ERA in 568 1/3 innings on the massive league stage and a 2.78 mark in 90 2/3 innings of Triple-A ball. At his greatest, he’s regarded like a succesful massive league starter, nevertheless it’s been a couple of years since he’s displayed that kind. He didn’t get a lot of an opportunity to take action in Milwaukee, however his monitor report and the widespread want for pitching depth across the league must earn him one other look elsewhere.