Brewers Demote Duffy, Iribarren
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers demoted outfielder Chris Duffy and infielder Hernan Iribarren in order to add a pitcher to the roster for interleague play and make room for new outfielder Jody Gerut.
Duffy, who hit .137 in 17 games, was designated for assignment Friday. Iribarren, who played in only one game, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville after Thursday's win at Houston.
The Brewers recalled left-handed relief pitcher R.J. Swindle for another bullpen option. Brewers manager Ken Macha said he needs one less bench player in interleague games. Swindle made one April appearance for the Brewers before being sent down.
In addition, outfielder Gerut, who Milwaukee obtained Thursday in a trade with San Diego, met the team before Friday night's game at Minnesota.
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