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Sport Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress named to NL All-Star roster

06:58  13 july  2018
06:58  13 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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PITTSBURGH -- After the Brewers -Pirates game on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that lights-out reliever Jeremy Jeffress was named to his first career All - Star team. The Brewers now have a franchise-record five All - Stars .

Jeremy Ross Jeffress (born September 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was named to the National League All-Star roster Thursday, marking the team's franchise-record fifth player on the squad.

Jeffress joined teammate outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, Jesus Aguilar and fellow reliever Josh Hader on the NL roster.

So far this season, Jeffress is 6-1 with three saves and a 0.99 ERA in 45 1/3 innings. He also has 47 strikeouts and a sterling 0.84 WHIP.

Despite riding a two-game losing streak, the Brewers still hold a one-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central.

MLB trade rumors: Brewers, Royals discussing deal for infielder Mike Moustakas .
Moustakas has registered a .249/.309/.468 slash line so far this season. He has also hit 20 home runs and tallied 62 RBIs. Moustakas, a two-time All-Star, has spent all eight of his MLB seasons with the Royals. He won the World Series with Kansas City in 2015. Milwaukee would move current starting third baseman Travis Shaw to second if they land Moustakas, according to a report from MLB Network. Shaw has recorded a .246 batting average with 19 home runs and 59 RBIs this season. The Brewers acquired reliever Joakim Soria from the White Sox earlier this week.

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