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Brewers' Justin Topa: Shifts to 60-day IL
Topa (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
Topa has been on the injured list since the start of the regular season, but he progressed to facing live hitters in mid-May. The right-hander will likely require a rehab assignment prior to rejoining the major-league club, and he'll be sidelined for at least another week after moving to the 60-day IL.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Throws live BP
Topa (elbow) threw a live batting practice session Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Topa is returning from September elbow surgery, and Tuesday marked his first time facing live batters since undergoing the procedure. The 31-year-old is building up at the Brewers' spring training facility in Arizona, and he should move to a minor-league affiliate for a rehab assignment in the next couple weeks.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Officially lands on 10-day IL
Topa (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Sophia Minnaert of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports.
Topa sustained a significant right elbow injury in September of 2021 that prevented him from pitching in any Cactus League games this spring. While the right-hander was able to do some rehab work during spring training, he'll be unavailable to begin the regular season and doesn't yet have a clear timetable to return.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Expected to open year on IL
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Topa (elbow) will remain in rehab mode during spring training and isn't expected to pitch in any Cactus League games, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Topa be ready to throw bullpen sessions by the end of spring training, but the update from Counsell implies that the right-hander will open the season on the injured list while he continues to work back from the flexor tendon injury he sustained in a Sept. 3 appearance versus the Cardinals. Topa was limited to only four relief appearances for the big club in 2021 after suffering a similar elbow injury last spring.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Dealing with 'significant' injury
Topa was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday with a right elbow injury.
Manager Craig Counsell called the injury that forced Topa from Friday's game "significant," per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, and noted that it's Topa's flexor tendon, which was also a problem in spring training. The Brewers are trying to determine the extent of the UCL damage. Topa has shown tremendous resilience, battling back from two Tommy John surgeries and time in independent ball, but a third TJS recovery would be a daunting hill to climb.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Likely heading to injured list
Topa (elbow) will likely be placed on the injured list after he left Friday's game against the Cardinals, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Topa was initially diagnosed with right elbow discomfort after his early departure, but he'll get an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the issue. While manager Craig Counsell said that the right-hander will likely require a trip to the injured list, a better idea of his status will likely be revealed based on the results of his MRI.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Leaves game with right elbow injury
Topa exited Friday's game against the Cardinals with right elbow discomfort, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Topa was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, and he allowed two runs in one inning in Wednesday's win over the Giants. He gave up four runs in two-thirds of an inning prior to his departure in Friday's series opener, but the severity of his injury isn't yet clear.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Joins major-league club
Topa was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
Topa surrendered five runs over 1.2 frames during his brief time in the majors in August, and he'll receive another look with one month left in the season. The right-hander should fill a low-leverage role out of the bullpen for Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Goes to minors
The Brewers optioned Topa to Triple-A Nashville on Sunday.
Topa will cede his spot on the active roster to pitcher Eric Lauer, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Pirates. After being activated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Topa made two appearances out of the Milwaukee bullpen, giving up five earned runs on five hits across 1.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Activated by Brewers
Topa (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Topa began the season on the 60-day injured list due to a flexor tendon strain, and he spent nearly a month in the minors on a rehab assignment. Across 10 relief appearances, the right-hander posted a 2.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in nine innings. He'll now be available to make his season debut out of Milwaukee's bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Rehab progresses to Triple-A
Topa (elbow) has been transferred to Triple-A Nashville to continue his rehab assignment.
The Brewers announced last weekend that Topa is still several weeks away from his return, but he continues to make good progress in his rehab. The right-hander's promotion to Triple-A represents the final step in his rehab process, but he'll likely require several appearances before he's cleared to return to the majors.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Still weeks away from return
Topa (elbow) is progressing well in his rehab but is still several weeks away from a return, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Topa was recently transferred to Double-A Biloxi to continue his rehab assignment, and he's now made four total rehab outings since July 13. Across those appearances, the righty has allowed one hit and no walks while striking out seven in four scoreless innings. Although the Brewers are pleased with Topa's strong results, he'll likely head to Triple-A Nashville at some point before a potential return from the injured list around mid-August.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Advances in rehab
Topa (elbow) was transferred to Double-A Biloxi on Tuesday to continue his rehab assignment, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
A right elbow flexor strain has sidelined the 30-year-old since the end of spring training. Topa appeared in two games while rehabbing at the Arizona Complex League, striking out five and walking none in two scoreless frames. The righty will likely require at least a couple appearances at Double-A before progressing to Triple-A Nashville and ultimately rejoining the Brewers, suggesting an activation around the end of July or early August.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Starting rehab assignment Tuesday
Topa (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with the Rookie-level ACL Brewers Blue on Tuesday.
Topa has missed the entire regular season so far after suffering a flexor strain during spring training. He advanced to throwing bullpens in late June and will now participate in his first game action of the season. Given his lengthy absence, the right-hander will likely need multiple weeks in the minors to get ramped up, but he will certainly be a candidate to join the Brewers' bullpen in late July or early August, assuming he doesn't face any setbacks. Topa impressed during his brief time with the Brewers in 2020, posting a 2.35 ERA and 12:1 K:BB across 7.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Throwing bullpens
Topa (elbow) has advanced to throwing bullpens, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Topa has been out all year since suffering a flexor strain in March. The Brewers still don't have an exact timetable for his return, but he's "not crazy far from game action," according to manager Craig Counsell.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Shifts to 60-day IL
The Brewers transferred Topa (elbow) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Tuesday.
Milwaukee was already preparing for Topa to remain sidelined for the first half of the season while he recovers from a right elbow flexor strain, so the move to the 60-day IL won't have any bearing on his timeline. Instead, the transaction frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Brad Boxberger, whose contract was selected from the alternate site in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Lands on IL
The Brewers placed Topa (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
The Brewers aren't anticipating Topa being available for the first half of the season while he recovers from a right flexor tendon strain, so he'll be a candidate to move to the 60-day IL when the team needs to open up an extra spot on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Diagnosed with flexor strain
Topa was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain Monday and is expected to miss at least the first half of the season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
It's a discouraging diagnosis for the righty, who struck out 12 of the 30 batters he faced while walking none as a 29-year-old rookie last season. He's being sent for a second opinion, at which point his timeline should become clearer.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Bound for IL with elbow issue
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Topa will open the season on the injured list after experiencing elbow discomfort during his appearance Saturday in a "B" game, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Milwaukee is still awaiting the results of Topa's MRI before providing an updated timeline on his return, but given the nature of his injury, the right-hander seems likely to spend more than the minimum 10 days on the IL. The Brewers had been hoping the hard-throwing Topa -- who logged a 2.35 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and struck out 12 over 7.1 innings as a rookie in 2020 -- would fill a key role out of the bullpen to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Justin Topa: Could fill key relief role
Topa threw his second scoreless inning of the spring in Wednesday's exhibition matchup with the Padres.
Topa has all of six big-league appearances under his belt, but he threw the ball well as a rookie last year, and the Brewers believe he could be a key part of their bullpen in 2021. Topa stands 6-foot-4 and averaged 97.5 mph with his heater last year, so it's not hard to see why the team is high on him.... See More ... See Less
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