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Milwaukee Brewers Uniform Number History: #32

Wondering who wore a certain uniform number all-time for the Milwaukee Brewers?

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#32

Gene Brabender (’70)
Bill Voss (’71-’72)
Harvey Kuenn (’82-’83)
Chuck Crim (’87-’91)
John Jaha (’92-’98)
Rocky Coppinger (’99, ’01)
Nick Neugebauer (’01-’02)
Geremi Gonzalez (’06)
Carlos Corporan (’09)
LaTroy Hawkins (’10-’11)
Tom Gorzelanny (’13-’14)
David Goforth (’15-Current)

Brewers Close to Signing Tavarez / Ex-Brewer Gonzalez Dies

By: Big Rygg

 Julian Tavarez – Season Stats: 0-1, 6.39 ERA, 12.2 IP, 18 H, 9 BB, 6 K

The Milwaukee Brewers have a man traveling with them to the Cream City today. That man is long-time MLBer Julian Tavarez.

The Brewers have had a rash of injuries as of late, and have called up a few minor leaguers to fill the gaps for now. Tim Dillard has pitched very well, and Carlos Villanueva has taken back to the bullpen like a fish to water so far, but with David Riske and Eric Gagne on the DL and Zach Jackson struggling, something needs to be done to get things back in order.

Tavarez has appeared in 743 games in his big league career, starting 108 of them (including 23 starts in 2007 for the Boston Red Sox). You can bet that the Milwaukee Brewers, if they do in fact sign Tavarez, would be looking for him to shore up the bullpen.

In the majors since breaking in during 1993 with the Cleveland Indians (even though he saw limited action in 1993 and one pitched in one game in 1994), Tavarez has amassed an 84-71 record with supplementary statistics of a 4.44 ERA over 1327.1 IP. He pitched 9 years in the National League, but all of the past three years (2006-2008) were spent in Boston.

Does Tavarez have anything left in the tank with which to help the Brewrers in 2008? Well, if he passes the physical he’s supposedly taking when he gets to Milwaukee and the Brewers sign him, I’ll certainly hope so.

Moving on to sadder news, former Milwaukee Brewers Geremi Gonzalez died over the weekend after being struck by lightning in Venezuela.

In this June 29, 2006 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Geremi Gonzalez, of Venezuela, waits to pitch during a baseball game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A Venezuelan government official said former major league pitcher Geremi Gonzalez died on May 25, 2008 after being hit by lightning   at the beach in western Venezuela. Gonzalez started in the major leagues for the Chicago Cubs in 1997 and later played with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Boston Red Sox, the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets. He last played in the major leagues in 2006 with the Toronto Blue Jays and also pitched last year for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.

Gonzalez pitched in the Major Leagues as recently as 2006 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched last year with the Yomiuri Giants in the Japan League.

Geremi Gonzalez was 33 years old.