Brewers part ways with Dinelson Lamet, Pedro Severino

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Dinelson Lamet’s time with the Brewers ended before it could even begin.

The right-handed pitcher who was part of the trade that sent star Josh Hader to San Diego was designated for assignment Wednesday, the team announced.

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Lamet has struggled with arm issues but showed flashes of potential since joining the Padres system in 2014. He made his major league debut in 2017 but has only made brief appearances in the MLB since then. Through 13 games in 2022, he struck out 16 batters and allowed 13 runs.

The Brewers also said goodbye to catcher Pedro Severino, who joined the team ahead of the 2022 season after a three-year stint in Baltimore.

Severino recently returned from an 80-game suspension that he served after testing positive for Clomiphene, a substance that is banned by the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The veteran catcher claimed that an infertility medication that he was prescribed contained the substance.

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Severino appeared in just eight games for the Brewers, getting four hits and striking out seven times. His departure leaves the Brewers with two catchers, Omar Narvaez and Victor Caratini, who was signed as an emergency replacement for Severino but has since emerged as a reliable second option behind the plate.

Milwaukee also brought some familiar faces back to the roster and welcomed a new one.

Pitcher Freddy Peralta was reinstated from the 60-day injured list after recovering from a right shoulder strain. Former first-round draft pick Keston Hiura also returned to the roster after spending time with Triple-A Nashville. Hiura has made 43 appearances with the Brewers this season, grabbing 29 hits including 8 home runs.

Pitcher Matt Bush, who Milwaukee acquired in a trade with the Rangers, was officially added to the active roster. In 40 appearances for the Rangers this year, Bush has struck out 45 batters and allowed 27 hits.

The Brewers are back in action Wednesday in Pittsburgh starting at 6:05 CT. Fresh off the IL, Freddy Peralta is set to take the mound against right-hander Tyler Beede.