According to Chuck Miketinac of FOX San Antonio, left-handed relief pitcher Boone Logan has reached a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, pending a physical. Logan, 33, is looking to bounce back from an injury-riddled 2017 campaign which saw him pitch in just 38 games for the Cleveland Indians.
During that time Logan posted an ERA of 4.71 with 28 strikeouts and nine walks. Logan allowed 13 runs in just 21 innings pitched in his limited time last season.
Logan spent time on the 60-day disabled list last season with an injury to his left latissmus dorsi (lat muscle, to the layman) which severely harmed his value heading into this offseason. Logan had an option for the 2018 season with Cleveland which, naturally, the Indians declined to pick up.
He will now head back to the National League where Logan had spent time previously, having pitched for the Colorado Rockies from 2014-2016. Logan will seek to return to his 2016 form, a season in which he posted a commendable 3.69 ERA with the Rockies through sixty-six games.
This move helps the Brewers by adding another left-handed pitcher to what is currently a right-handed heavy bullpen in Milwaukee. Though the contract details have not been released yet it is reasonable to assume that Logan will not command a large salary due to his age and the fact that he is coming off a shortened season.
Prior to the deal with Logan the Brewers had just two other left-handed relievers in their bullpen, Josh Hader and Wei-Chung Wang. When Logan is at his best he can be a shutdown, late-inning reliever, particularly against left-handed batters. The Brewers are hoping that the 33-year-old veteran can experience a career renaissance in 2018 and help Milwaukee reach the playoffs, a goal that they fell just short of last season.