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Brewers shake up bullpen, cut RHP Julio

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Brewers shake up bullpen, cut RHP Julio

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers made big changes to their thin bullpen today.

One day after reliever Jorge Julio faced six batters and allowed five runs off two hits, two hit batters, a walk and an error, the Brewers released the right-hander.

Julio came into last night's game with a 4-2 lead. He was thrust into an important situation in Milwaukee's 7-4 loss to the Marlins in the sixth inning because of the Brewers bullpen woes.

He imploded and the Brewers let him go, calling up right-hander Mike Burns from Triple-A Nashville. Burns is 6-2 with a 2.98 ERA for the Milwaukee affiliate.

Julio appeared in 15 games, finishing 1-1 with a 7.79 ERA after signing a $950,000, one-year contract this offseason.

Brewers manager Ken Macha said after the loss that his bullpen was too thin to bridge the gap between the sixth inning and the setup relievers in front of closer Trevor Hoffman. Reliable reliever Mark DiFelice was also out with stiffness in his elbow.

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