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Brewers Say Goodbye to Ineffective Suppan
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have released struggling pitcher Jeff Suppan during the final year of the richest contract in team history.

The Brewers signed Suppan to a $42 million, four-year deal before 2007, but Suppan never pitched as strongly as he did in his three previous seasons in St. Louis. With the Cardinals, he won a World Series and was picked the NLCS MVP in 2006.

But his numbers steadily declined in Milwaukee and he went 29-36 with a 5.08 ERA in 97 starts and 13 relief appearances. Suppan made two starts this year before being sent to the bullpen.

The Brewers owe the 35-year old Suppan the remainder of his $12.5 million salary this season as well as a $2 million buyout of his 2011 club option.

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