Brewers sign lefty pitcher Misch, invite to big-league camp
Left-handed pitcher Pat Misch, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011, will get a chance to win a spot in the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen.
The Brewers on Friday signed Misch to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.
Misch last pitched in the major leagues with the New York Mets in 2011. From 2006-11, he appeared in 78 games with the San Francisco Giants and Mets, posting a 4.80 ERA and 1.412 WHIP.
Since 2011, Misch has pitched in the minors for Philadelphia, Detroit and Miami, as well as the Independent Lancaster franchise and most recently toiled for the Lamigo Monkeys in the Taiwan League, where he pitched the first postseason no-hitter in league history -- and did it in Game 7 of the Taiwan championship series, no less.
Misch also set a Pacific Coast League record this past season by hitting four players in one inning while pitching for New Orleans, where he was 5-7 with a 3.25 ERA and 1.222 WHIP in 16 games with 11 starts before being released in July and heading to Taiwan.