It's unclear when or how the ailment came about, but it must be bothering the right-hander significantly if it's already ruled him out for the weekend series. With that start out of the picture, Jungmann will finish the season with a 7.76 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over six starts and two relief appearances. The 26-year-old will likely compete for a spot in the rotation next spring training, but he'll have to improve dramatically if he wants to have any chance of grabbing a spot on the major league roster.
Jungmann has experienced massive struggles at both the MLB and Triple-A levels this season, leading to him taking a "mental break" from pitching earlier this month. After spending time at the organization's facility in Arizona, Jungmann will return to the mound for Biloxi, where he'll be active and available Thursday night. At this point, the
Jungmann posted a 9.15 ERA over five starts in the majors this season, and didn't fare much better at Triple-A, posting a 9.87 mark over eight games started. Some of those numbers can be blamed on the hitter-friendly environment in Colorado Springs, but five of those starts were on the road, so the performance of Jungmann has certainly played a role. The team hasn't disclosed an exact plan for Jungmann's "rehab," but it will likely involve some combination of simulated games and bullpen sessions, all in an effort to get the 26-year-old back on track.
Taylor Jungmann was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.
Jungmann struggled mightily so far this season, currently holding am 0-4 record with a 9.15 ERA and 1.94 WHIP. Although it is a rebuilding year for Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Brewers thought it would be best to send him to the minors and build up his confidence again. He'll slot into the Triple-A rotation and could return to the majors fairly soon if he is more successful with the Triple-A club. To take his spot on the 25-man roster, right-hander David Goforth was recalled from Triple-A.
Taylor Jungmann (0-4) was ripped for five runs on six hits over just 3.2 innings against the Cubs on Thursday. He walked three and struck out just two.
Pretty much everything Jungmann did well last season, he's bungling so far this year -- his velocity is down, his strikeouts are down, his walks are way up (13:13 K:BB), he's giving up more homers, he's stranding fewer runners, and he's allowing harder contact overall. In short, this April has been an unmitigated disaster for the 26-year-old, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him end up in the minors for some fixing soon.
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