Rays lose Geltz on waiver claim by Brewers

Rays lose Geltz on waiver claim by Brewers

ST. PETERSBURG -- Steve Geltz will not be back with the Rays in 2017 as the Brewers claimed the 29-year-old right-handed reliever off waivers Monday.

The Rays designated Geltz for assignment Nov. 18 when they set their 40-man roster. In 2016, he posted a 5.74 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 27 appearances.

Geltz pitched for Tampa Bay over parts of three seasons. His best year was 2015, when he made a career-high 70 appearances with a 1.05 WHIP and a 3.74 ERA.

In parts of eight Minor League seasons in the Angels' and Rays' systems, Geltz has struck out 11.8 batters per nine innings.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.