Brewer was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday. Brewer is back with the big club after finishing out the minor-league season with El Paso. The 25-year-old has allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits across 3.2 big-league innings this season and figures to work primarily in lower-leverage situations down the stretch. Brewer posted a respectable 3.75 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 63 strikeouts in 48 innings with the Chihuahuas.
Brewer (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday. The 25-year-old had been out since late July with an oblique strain. Prior to the injury, he pitched three scoreless innings at the major-league level. Clayton Richard was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Brewer (oblique) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso on Saturday and struck out two over a perfect inning during his appearance in the affiliate's 4-3 win over Las Vegas. Brewer has been sidelined since July 22 with a left oblique strain, so he'll likely require at least a couple more appearances in the minors before the Padres bring him back from the 10-day disabled list. The right-hander will presumably be ticketed for middle-relief duties once he rejoins the big club.
Brewer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Monday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Brewer has thrown three innings for the Padres this season and has yet to give up an earned run. Joey Lucchesi was recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.
Brewer was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. His demotion clears a spot on the active roster for Luis Perdomo, who was called up from Triple-A ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Athletics. Brewer's stay in San Diego lasted just one day, with the righty reliever tossing a scoreless eighth inning in Tuesday's 6-2 loss.
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