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Brewers cut ties with disappointing reliever David Riske

Aug 23, 2010, 12:40 PM EST

From the Brewers' official Twitter feed comes word that the organization has released right-handed reliever David Riske. The 33-year-old Riske opened the 2010 season on the disabled list due to Tommy John...

From the Brewers’ official Twitter feed comes word that the organization has released right-handed reliever David Riske.

The 33-year-old Riske opened the 2010 season on the disabled list due to Tommy John surgery and has posted an ugly 5.01 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 23-plus innings since his June activation. 

Maybe teams will take a hint from this situation and realize that it’s rarely wise to lock up middle relievers to long-term contracts.

Riske signed a big three-year, $13 million deal with Milwaukee back in December of 2007 after compiling a 2.45 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 65 relief appearances for the ’07 Royals.  That deal fell flat immediately when the right-hander allowed 47 hits and 25 earned runs in 42.1 innings for the Brewers in 2008.  Soon after that season he underwent reconstructive surgery on his elbow.  And now he’s without a job.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 23, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Thirteen million in the bank and no job. Life’s a bitch, ain’t it?

  2. djeg07 - Aug 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    cleveland will take back this loser, they helped in his demise, and they love guys who are held together with toothpicks andbubble gum…russell branyan, paul byrd, hafnerm millwood, to name a few, an sizemore will join that list next year,

  3. SadPandaRevolt - Aug 23, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    They should’ve known he’d be a Risk(e). See what I did there?

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