CHICAGO -- Promising Brewers left-hander Zach Braddock is back on Triple-A Nashville's temporary inactive list, where he spent the second half of last season while receiving treatment for personal issues. Braddock, a key piece of the Brewers' bullpen as a 22-year-old in 2010, did not appear in any of Nashville's first seven games and is not currently with the team, Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said. Beyond that, "I can't discuss it," Ash said.
Braddock, now 24, posted a 7.27 ERA in 25 appearances last season and spent time on the Brewers' disabled list while being treated for a sleep disorder. He returned to the team in June but was demoted to Nashville following a four-run outing against the Rockies on July 14 and didn't throw another pitch. After a spotty Spring Training in which he threw with diminished velocity, the Brewers optioned Braddock back to Triple-A last month and discussed using him as a starter in an effort to build arm strength. That plan never came to fruition.