Hellweg signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Hellweg spent the 2015 season in the Brewers' minor league system and was his first year coming off of Tommy John surgery. He became a free agent this offseason and has decided to sign with San Diego, where he will try to climb his way through their minor leagues in 2016.
Brewers pitcher Johnny Hellweg is set to make his season debut with Class A Brevard County next week after completing his recovery from last April's Tommy John surgery, the Journal Sentinel reports. "(His velocity) is where it was beforehand," assistant general manager Gord Ash. "He had an oblique strain in spring training that probably cost him three to four weeks, but it's within the scope (of the original timetable)." Hellweg is expected to eventually be moved to Double-A, then Triple-A, if he doesn't suffer a setback.
Brewers pitching prospects Johnny Hellweg and Taylor Williams will get a late start of the season due to injuries, MLB.com reports. Williams is dealing with mild inflammation in his elbow and could open the season on the minor-league disabled list. "Not serious at this point," assistant general manager Gord Ash said, "but we don't want to push him." Hellweg is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery but has also been set back by a strained back. He'll remain in extended spring training and will work toward being assigned to high Class A Brevard County by the end of April.
The Brewers have optioned pitcher Johnny Hellweg to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Hellweg is on the road back from last April's Tommy John surgery. He's been slowed by minor back issues but will resume his throwing program in minor-league camp, the Journal Sentinel reports. The Brewers also re-assigned catcher Cameron Garfield and pitchers Hobbs Johnson, Brooks Hall and Taylor Williams to minor league camp Tuesday.
Brewers prospect Johnny Hellweg is making a quick progress from Tommy John surgery, and is expected to pitch by the end of camp, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday. Hellweg, 26, underwent surgery in April and is nearly 10 months removed from the procedure. The right-hander posted a 4.95 ERA over his first four starts at Triple-A Nashville last year before surgery.