Blue Jays: Former players suiting up for new teams in 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks back to third during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks back to third during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JULY 25: Jake Petricka #39 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the eleventh inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre on July 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – JULY 25: Jake Petricka #39 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the eleventh inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre on July 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Jake Petricka- Milwaukee Brewers

Jake Petricka will attempt to hone his craft as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen in 2019. Petricka spent last season with the Blue Jays making 41 relief appearances going 3-1 with a 4.53 earned run average and an 8.9 SO/9 rate.

Petricka provided 28 scoreless appearances for the Blue Jays last season while surrendering only six home runs in 45.2 innings of work in 2018.

The hurler was drafted three times including a second-round selection the third and final time he was taken. The White Sox drafted Petricka twice along with the Yankees sandwiched in between the selections.

The 30-year old had previous major league time with the White Sox prior to his short stint in Toronto. Petricka sports a career 10-12 record with a respectable 3.98 earned run average with 16 saves over 222 relief appearances. The right-hander closed out 14 games for Chicago in 2014 while accumulating a career-high 2.0 WAR that season.

Petricka could be a sleeper for Milwaukee and provide some upside along with veteran experience for the postseason-hopeful Brew Crew.

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