The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to sign left-hander Jeremy Horst to a minor league deal, a source close to the situation told Cover Those Bases.
Horst's deal with Milwaukee is pending a physical and should be completed on Monday. It is a possibility that he will report to Triple-A Colorado Springs when the deal is official.
The 29-year-old Horst was released by the Dodgers last week after going 0-2 with a 1.64 ERA and a 42 to 20 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 38 1/3 innings at Double-A Tulsa. Quite advanced for the level, it appeared as if the Dodgers had no room to bring him to Triple-A.
Horst is a former big leaguer with the Reds and Phillies and had a really good season in 2012, when he went 2-0 with a 1.15 ERA in 31 1/3 innings with the team. He had a tough year in 2013 and has not seen big league action since.
Over his Major League career, Horst is 2-2 with a 3.34 ERA (3.83 FIP) in 72 2/3 innings pitched, working to a 70 to 32 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He'll add some bullpen depth to the Brewers and could see some big league action if he pitches well in Triple-A.