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Rangers trade Jeremy Jeffress to Brewers for pitching prospect Tayler Scott

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Double-A reliever Tayler Scott goes from Milwaukee to Texas system

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At the trade deadline, the Texas Rangers traded relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league pitcher Tayler Scott. Here’s a quick profile on Scott.

Tayler Scott, RHP: Scott was born in South Africa but moved to the United States as a teen and played high school baseball in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round in 2011, emerging as a prospect with a good run of pitching in the 2012 Northwest League (2.52 ERA in 71 innings). Full-season ball was more difficult and while Scott had moments of success in the Cubs system, he eventually drew his release.

He pitched with Sioux Falls in the independent American Association in 2016 then signed a free agent contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. For 2017 he’s got a 2.34 ERA in 62 innings out of the Double-A Biloxi bullpen, with a 63/35 K/BB.

Scott is 6-3, 190 pounds, born June 1st, 1992. He has a three-pitch mix with a low-90s fastball, a slider, and a change-up. His command remains erratic but if he can sharpen that, he has a chance to help in the back of a bullpen.