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Brewers activate Jody Gerut from the DL and release him

Aug 13, 2010, 3:52 PM EDT

Jody Gerut is finally healthy after being on the disabled list since May with a bruised heel, so the Brewers activated him from the DL today … and released him, eating the remainder of his $2 million contract.
Gerut persevered through multiple knee injuries early in his career to have an excellent bounceback season in 2008, but has hit just .223/.269/.374 in 154 games since then.
Milwaukee has little use for a 33-year-old part-time outfielder now that they’re out of contention. Plus, the Brewers just acquired a relatively similar (but younger) player in Chris Dickerson. Gerut hit well while rehabbing in the low minors, but will likely have to sign a minor-league deal and prove himself at Triple-A before getting another crack in the majors.

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