12/08/2004 1:15 PM ET
Brewers sign four minor league free agents
Players assigned to Brewers Triple-A club
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have signed four minor league free agents including former Brewers farmhand Kane Davis, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager, Doug Melvin.
Davis, 29, split the 2004 season between Camden of the Independent Atlantic League and Triple A Buffalo, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians in the International League. In five games with Camden, the righthander posted a 2-0 mark with three saves. He did not allow a run in 4.1 innings pitched and struck out seven. Davis appeared in 32 games with Buffalo recording a 3-2 mark with a 6.15 ERA. He was optioned to Double A Akron and made one appearance before his recall to Buffalo. Davis posted a 3.04 ERA in his final 13 appearances with Buffalo. Davis was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round of the 1993 June Free Agent Draft. He was traded to Milwaukee along with infielder Richie Sexson, pitcher Paul Rigdon and a player to be named later (Marcos Scutaro) on July 28, 2000 in exchange for pitchers Jason Bere, Bob Wickman and Steve Woodard.
The Brewers also signed catchers Kelley Gulledge, Jeff Winchester and infielder Tony Zuniga. All four players have been assigned to the Brewers Triple A club. None of the four have been invited to spring training.
Gulledge, 25, spent the 2004 season with Fargo-Moorehead of the Independent Northern League. He played in 96 games and hit .320 with eight home runs and 55 runs batted in. With runners in scoring position, Gulledge hit .351 with four homers and 47 runs batted in. He was originally signed by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round of the 2000 June Free Agent Draft.
Winchester, 24, spent the 2004 season with Double A Tulsa, an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies in the Texas League. He appeared in 79 games hitting .222 with five roundtrippers and 29 runs batted in. Winchester hit .400 has a pinch hitter with one run batted in. He was originally selected in the first round (40th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 1998 June Free Agent Draft.
Zuniga, 29, split the season between Triple A Puebla of the Mexican League and Tacoma, a Triple A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners in the Pacific Coast League. Zuniga played 55 games with Puebla batting .370 with nine home runs and 53 runs batted in. With Tacoma, he notched a .280 clip with a triple and three RBI in nine games. He was originally selected in the 11th round of the 1996 June Free Agent Draft by the San Francisco Giants.