Brewers acquire RHP Colome, designate LHP Swindle - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Brewers acquire RHP Colome, designate LHP Swindle

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Jesus Colome from Triple-A Nashville and designated left-hander R.J. Swindle for assignment on Friday.

The Brewers acquired the 31-year-old Colome after he was designated for assignment by Washington on July 4. Colome was 1-1 with an 8.40 ERA in 16 appearances for the Nationals this season. He was 1-0 with two saves and no runs allowed in four appearances with Nashville.

Swindle had a 16.20 ERA in six appearances for Milwaukee this season. He gave up five runs on four hits in one inning of Tuesday's 17-4 loss in Los Angeles.

The Brewers opened a three-game series in Houston on Friday night.

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