"We're still talking," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin
said. "We're optimistic we'll be able to get something done, but
we don't anticipate anything until next week."
Riske is 19-18 with a 3.40 ERA and 20 saves in eight seasons
with Cleveland, Boston, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City.
Riske was 1-4 with a 2.45 ERA and four saves in 65 games for the
Royals last season. Melvin said the Brewers like Riske's
The White Sox finalized a $19 million, four-year contract with
Linebrink earlier this week. Milwaukee also lost their closer to
the Cincinnati Reds, who gave Francisco Cordero a four-year deal
worth $46 million.