Brewers lose Mike Fiers for 9-12 weeks with broken forearm

The Brewwers will be without Mike Fiers for more than two months. (USATSI)
The Brewers will be without Mike Fiers for more than two months. (USATSI)

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Right-hander Mike Fiers will be out 9-12 weeks with a fractured right forearm, the Brewers announced. He was hit with a line drive during his Triple-A start on Saturday.

Fiers, 28, has bounced back and forth between Triple-A and the big leagues this season after going 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA in 22 starts and one relief appearance for Milwaukee in 2012. He's gone 1-4 with a 7.25 ERA in three starts and eight big-league relief outings this year. In Triple-A, Fiers went 1-2 with a 2.20 ERA in five starts.

The Brewers currently rank dead last in baseball with a 5.14 ERA from their starters. Right-hander Kyle Lohse, who signed a three-year contract during spring training, is the team's only starter with a sub-4.40 ERA so far this year.

At 28-39, Milwaukee has the fourth-worst record in MLB. They recently lost Ryan Braun to a thumb injury as well.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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