The Brewers signed Tom Gorzelanny, 30, to a two-year deal. The deal guarantees the reliever $5.7 million.
Gorzelanny came on strong last year after the All Star break with a low 1.33 ERA for the Washington Nationals. His season numbers for the Nationals were also respectable, posting a 2.88 ERA in 45 appearances.
If the Brewers decide to use Gorzelanny as a starter instead, it won't be a new role for him. In 2011, he started 15 games, and in 2010, 23 games.
The Brewers are in need of pitching help after ranking 22nd in the MLB with a 4.22 ERA in 2012.
Gorzelanny is a fastball pitcher. He throws his four seam fastball more than any other pitch. He keeps the velocity of it right at 90 mph.
He will wear No. 32 for the Brewers.