The Milwaukee Brewers launched pitcher Luke Barker this week, and he is not completely satisfied about it.
Nonetheless, it isn’t the truth that he was launched. It occurs in baseball on a regular basis.
It was that he was designated for responsibility and launched simply hours after present process Tommy John surgical procedure.
“Sadly, this implies my time as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers group has come to an finish,” he tweeted Thursday evening. “I’ll go away it to others to determine whether or not releasing a participant on the day of surgical procedure is moral. I will go away it to others to determine whether or not the MLBPA permitting injured gamers to be DFA makes them an efficient union.
“Proper now I am simply grateful for my household, for the chums I’ve made over the past six seasons, for Dr. Camp and the crew on the Mayo Clinic, and to all who adopted.”
Barker clarified his feedback Friday and mentioned the Brewers really got here round and supplied him a minor league contract throughout his rehab following his preliminary posting. His actual anger, he mentioned, is with the gamers’ affiliation.
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Regardless of the provide, nevertheless, Barker mentioned he’ll as a substitute stay a minor league free agent and rehabilitate “at my facility with the help of the Brewers.”
Barker, 30, made his main league debut for the Brewers in June. He allowed seven hits and 5 runs in three video games and was despatched again all the way down to the Brewers’ Triple-A crew later that month — the place he sprained his UCL, one thing that ultimately led to surgical procedure.
Whereas it looks as if the Brewers got here again to try to treatment the state of affairs, it is easy to see why anybody can be mad to lose his spot simply hours after main surgical procedure.