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Milwaukee Acquires Pulsipher

August 1, 1998

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The Milwaukee Brewers acquired left-handed pitcher Bill Pulsipher from the New York Mets on Friday for minor league infielder Mike Kinkade.

Pulsipher, 24, was 0-0 with a 6.91 ERA for the Mets this season in 15 games.

His lone start was against the Brewers on July 22 at Milwaukee County Stadium. He pitched four innings, his longest outing this season.

Kinkade, 25, was hitting .310 for Triple-A Louisville with seven homers and 46 RBIs. He was the Texas League player of the year last season, hitting .385 with 12 homers and 109 RBIs for El Paso.

``We just felt like we needed to get some arms and some guys who can pitch a little bit. We’re running out of bodies that can give us the innings we need,″ Brewers general manager Sal Bando said.

Pulsipher had surgery in 1996 to repair a torn ligament in his left elbow. He will join the Brewers bullpen and eventually will start, Bando said.

``Potentially he’s got a chance to be a pretty good pitcher. We felt like we had some time to get him turned around,″ Bando said. ``We felt he threw the ball pretty well against us.″

Bando said the team ``hated to give up Mike Kinkade. We liked Mike but we felt right now our greatest need is to get some arms.″

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