and Swindle moved. R.J. Swindle sounds like the name for a curly mustached villain from a Hanna-Barbara cartoon, not a pitcher. And he basically pitches like a villain from a Hanna-Barbara cartoon, so there you go.
The Brewers made a change in their bullpen today, calling up right-hander Jesus Colome and designating left-hander R.J. Swindle for assignment.
Colome was signed a couple of weeks ago after being released by Washington and was assigned to Class AAA Nashville. In four outings there, he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and two saves, with three hits and two walks allowed in seven innings, and 11 strikeouts.
Colome, 31, was 1-1 with an 8.40 ERA in 16 games with Washington when he was released. In 324 career appearances with Tampa Bay and Washington, he is 19-26 with a 4.65 ERA and six saves in 25 chances. In 403 innings, he has allowed 392 hits and 213 walks with 311 strikeouts.
Swindle was called up recently to give the Brewers a second lefty in the bullpen but it doesn't matter which arm he throws with because he has been awful. In three different stints this year, Swindle allowed 12 hits and 12 runs in 6 2/3 innings, for a 16.20 ERA, with three homers, four walks and eight strikeouts.
Swindle allowed at least one run in each of his six outings.
The Brewers have 10 days to trade Swindle, release him or have him take an outright assignment to Nashville.