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Brewers claim Alec Asher off waivers from Dodgers

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SAN DIEGO — The Brewers claimed pitcher Alec Asher off waivers from the Dodgers on Tuesday, continuing the churn on the fringes of the roster.

Asher was claimed from the Orioles on April 5 and optioned to Triple-A. He made one start for Oklahoma City, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with one strikeout on Saturday against New Orleans.

The 26-year-old right-hander has pitched in parts of three seasons in the majors with the Phillies and Orioles, posting a 5.55 ERA in 116⅔ innings with 76 strikeouts and 37 walks.

Since the last week of March the Dodgers have claimed and subsequently lost three different pitchers — Cory Mazzoni from the Cubs, then back to the Cubs; Jesus Liranzo from the Orioles, then to the Pirates; and now Asher, whose 12-day tenure on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster is the longest of those three.

In that same time the Dodgers have also kept pitchers Zach Neal and Dylan Baker, both of whom cleared waivers and were sent outright to the minors.

With this move the Dodgers now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.