MIAMI -- The Brewers were poised to make another move to bolster their pitching staff, and they did just that on Tuesday when right-hander Kameron Loe made his way to Miami to joined the club from Triple-A Nashville as part of a pitching makeover.
Loe was to supposed to start for Nashville on Tuesday night but is instead expected to be in a Brewers uniform at Sun Life Stadium, where Milwaukee began a four-game series against Florida on Monday with a 13-5 loss. The Brewers cleared space by optioning right-hander Marco Estrada to Nashville.
The Brewers were facing a deadline of sorts this week with Loe, 28, whose Minor League contract included an out clause that would have allowed him to elect free agency if he wasn't on the big league roster by Saturday.
"I'm excited to be back in the big leagues," said Loe, who last pitched in the Majors with Texas in 2008. "I was really focused on my next start so I had not been giving much thought to what might happen. But I'm ready for it."
Loe made 107 appearances, including 47 starts, for the Rangers from 2004 to 2008 and was 19-23 with a 4.77 ERA. He was 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA in 10 starts for Nashville.
He was not told whether he would be used as a starter or a reliever by the Brewers, who have had trouble in both areas.
"They just told me I'm coming up and I said, 'Thank you,' " he said. "That was about it."
Loe's callup would be the latest of a series of roster moves made this month to remake a slumping staff. Estrada, John Axford, Zach Braddock and Chris Capuano have all been promoted since May 15, and the club announced on Monday that Capuano will start Thursday's series finale against the Marlins.