Former Brewers pitcher Seth McClung just texted me to say that he's been released by the Nashville Sounds.
The right hander was 2-13 with a 6.36 ERA, but his record didn't tell the whole story. This season was up and down for McClung, and while he pitched several very good games, he also was hit hard in his final start last night, giving up two grand slams.
In 103.1 innings with the Sounds, he struck out 80 and walked 60. We profiled McClung and his hopes on returning to the Brewers back in May.
"I pitched as a starter all year," said McClung. "I probably should've been in the pen, but I am very grateful for the opportunity the Brewers organization gave me."
Said McClung, 31, "I will continue to get stronger and keep fighting. I hope and have faith that I will continue to play baseball again at the professional and Major League level. I trust God has a path for me."
McClung pitched for the Brewers from 2007 to 2009, and while he was out of baseball, blogged occasionally for OnMilwaukee.com.