Longtime Brewers minor-league reliever Tim Dillard signs with Texas

Tim Dillard, part-time pitcher, part-time comedian, signed a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday. (Picture via @DimTillard on Twitter.)

For the first time in 16 years, reliever Tim Dillard will not be toeing the rubber in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Instead, the fan-favorite and 35-year-old pitcher signed a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday.

Selected by Milwaukee in the 34th round of the 2002 draft, Dillard is the longest-tenured minor-leaguer in Brewers history. He last appeared in the big leagues in 2012 and owns a 1-4 record, 4.70 ERA and 6.6 K/9 in 84 1/3 innings pitched (73 appearances).

Last season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, Dillard logged a 2-4 record, 9.70 ERA and one save in 34 1/3 innings with the Sky Sox.