The Brewers outrighted pitcher Wei-Chung Wang to Class A Brevard County on Thursday. He was designated for assignment on Tuesday.
The Brewers claimed third baseman Matt Dominguez off waivers from the Astros on Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Wei-Chung Wang was designated for assignment. Dominguez, who was the Astros starting third baseman in 2013 and 2014, has spent the season in the minors with Triple-A Fresno. He hit .251 with four home runs, nine doubles and 26 RBI in 45 games. Wang has also spent the 2015 season in the minors. He is 4-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 12 starts for high Class A Brevard County.
Brewers pitchers Hobbs Johnson and Wei-Chung Wang reported no issues after throwing bullpen sessions Sunday, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson has been dealing with a quad issue, while Wang recently had some teeth extracted from his mouth.
Brewers pitcher Wei-Chung Wang will be used as a starter this season, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Wang was a Rule 5 draft pick last year, and was put in the team's bullpen in order to keep him on the club throughout the entire season. Now that he's no longer subject to the Rule 5 restrictions, Wang will likely spend the season in the minors as a starting pitcher. If Wang was removed from the Brewers 25-man roster at any point last season, he was subject to being sent back to the Pirates. Though Wang is expected to open the year in the minors, he's not upset. "I don't feel sad because I trust myself that I will come back (to the Brewers)," he said. "I am hopeful that maybe in September I can come back (as a September call-up)." The 22-year-old posted a 10.90 ERA over 17 1/3 innings last year.
The Brewers made a slew of moves prior to Monday's game against the Cubs. The team activated pitchers Matt Garza and Wei-Chung Wang from the disabled list. The team also recalled pitcher Jimmy Nelson, catcher Matt Pagnozzi and outfielder Logan Schafer from the minors.