Chris Mabeus, a graduate of Soldotna High School, was called up to join the Milwaukee Brewers on the team’s major league roster Friday.
The Brewers had tried to call up Mabeus Monday, but major league baseball denied the move because Mabeus had not been with the Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds, for 10 days. The Brewers claimed Mabeus off waivers from Oakland on May 16 and optioned him to Nashville.
Mabeus made one appearance for Nashville, pitching one scoreless inning and striking out two to pick up a win in relief.
After his call-up was denied, Mabeus made one appearance for Double-A Huntsville. He started a game and picked up a loss, throwing three innings. Mabeus struck out three, walked one and gave up three runs on five hits.
Mabeus was in the bullpen for the Brewers in Philadelphia Friday and Saturday, but did not get an opportunity to enter the game. Milwaukee beat the Phillies 6-5 Friday and 12-8 Saturday. The Brewers wrap up their series in Philadelphia today and travel to Pittsburgh Monday.
Mabeus, 27, was drafted by Oakland in 2001 and spent six years advancing through the Athletics organization, spending the past two seasons at Triple-A Sacramento. Mabeus is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-handed relief pitcher.
Mabeus, who played for the American Legion Twins and for the Peninsula Oilers, is the second player from Soldotna to make the major league. Marshall Boze pitched for the Brewers in 1996.
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