MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers released starter Randy Wolf this morning – and they recalled infielder Jeff Bianchi from Triple-“A” Nashville. Wolf turns 36 today. The left-hander struggled to a 3-10 record this season, with a 5.69 E-R-A – and he’s only had one win since late April. Wolf is in the final season of a three-year contract, which includes a buy-out of one and a half million dollars for next year. There were reports that the Brewers were trying to trade him in July, but it never happened. Wolf went 13-12 in his first year with Milwaukee, and 13-10 in his second campaign. But this year, he gave up 90 earned runs and 179 hits – the most among National League starters. Wolf’s departure comes as Shaun Marcum is about to return to the Milwaukee rotation. Marcum has been out since mid-June with a tight throwing shoulder. Meanwhile, the call-up of Bianchi may have been connected to an injury suffered by rookie shortstop Jean Segura last night. He was running to first when he stepped on the foot of Chicago Cubs’ reliever Carlos Marmol – and Segura hurt his left foot in the process. The Brewers are hosting the Cubs this afternoon, as Milwaukee goes for a sweep of its three-game series.
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