Jeffress allowed two runs, one earned, in a blown save opportunity Saturday, but still picked up his third win of the season in the Brewers' walk-off victory over the Giants.
Jeffress was summoned to close out Saturday's game with fellow reliever Josh Hader unavailable, but -- at least in part to a defensive mishap -- he was unable to lock it up. He did keep the game tied, though, and the Brewers' offense was able to pick him up. Jeffress allowed nine earned runs in 11.1 innings over his last 11 outings, but expect him to continue seeing work in key situations and filling in as closer when Hader needs a break.
Jeffress allowed a run on two hits Monday, striking out one batter and earning the save over Cincinnati.
Jeffress coughed up a two-out RBI single to Phillip Ervin but managed to close things out against the division rivals. He earned his first save of the year, but his ERA bounced to 4.18. Josh Hader allowed a two-run homer in the eighth before Jeffress came in, but Hader will still be the team's go-to closer.
Jeffress allowed two earned runs over 1.1 innings but still finished Sunday's 7-5 victory over the Reds.
Jeffress allowed both runs in the ninth inning of Sunday's contest, but the tying run did not come to the plate until there were two outs, so manager Craig Counsell gave him the opportunity to finish the contest, and Jeffress ultimately got the job done. Jeffress has allowed seven earned runs over 10.2 innings this month (5.91 ERA), but the good news for fantasy players is he seems to have settled in as the setup man in front of closer Josh Hader.
Jeffress tossed a scoreless eighth inning and picked up his first win of the season in Sunday's victory over the Pirates.
Jeffress entered Sunday's game in the eighth inning with the contest tied, and he picked up the win after the Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the frame. Jeffress pitched in several situations after making his debut in mid-April through the end of May, but he should be considered the setup man in front of Josh Hader at this point, having pitched directly in front of Hader in four consecutive outings -- all games the Brewers ended up winning.
Jeffress tossed 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Thursday's victory over the Marlins.
Jeffress was summoned to pitch the seventh inning Thursday, and he recorded two outs in the eighth frame before giving way to closer Josh Hader, who locked down the win for the Brewers. Manager Craig Counsell is not one to clearly define roles in his bullpen, but Jeffress has now pitched directly in front of Hader in back-to-back outings, something he did the same number of times over his first 16 appearances of the season. Jeffress's fantasy utility will still have its limits even if he is indeed back in the setup role, but that would help his cause in leagues that count holds, and puts him on deck for saves should Hader be unavailable.
Jeffress threw two scoreless innings and struck out two batters in Thursday's victory over the Pirates.
Jeffress got a scare earlier in the week when he caught a line drive that just missed his head, but he was no worse for the wear after, and did not seem affected at all in Thursday's outing. Jeffress has thrown five scoreless frames in a row, and now owns a 2.55 ERA on the season. While he has been effective, he continues working in a different role than he held most of last year -- when he was mainly a setup man or closer -- entering before the eighth inning in seven straight outings.
Jeffress, who was removed from Monday's game against the Twins by manager Craig Counsell after narrowly avoiding a line drive hit at his head, did not report any issues Tuesday, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Jeffress fell awkwardly to the ground after snagging the liner in his direction and stayed down for a few moments, which prompted Counsell to take him out of the game. However, Counsell said after the game he removed Jeffress for precautionary reasons, and Jeffress confirmed that Tuesday when asked. Jeffress threw just 16 pitches Monday in his first appearance in five days, so he should be good to go Tuesday if needed.
Manager Craig Counsell stated after Monday's game against the Twins that Jeffress appears to have avoided any kind of injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
It looked as though Jeffress may have tweaked his knee after landing awkwardly near the mound on a comebacker, but he was simply removed at his manager's discretion. The right-hander was evaluated shortly after leaving the ballgame and passed all of the medical staff's tests.
Jeffress needed assistance getting off the field after recording the third out of the fifth inning, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. He walked one and retired one batter before being lifted.
Jeffress landed awkwardly after gloving a line drive that just missed hitting him in the head. He spent a few minutes on the ground before the team trainer helped him off the field. The nature of the right-hander's injury is unknown at this point, but he was spotted heading to the clubhouse for further evaluation.
Jeffress allowed an earned run while pitching 1.2 innings of relief in Wednesday's victory over the Phillies, but according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, manager Craig Counsell was "very encouraged" by Jeffress's velocity in the outing.
Jeffress has gradually been increasing the speed on his fastball since making his season debut in mid-April. He's now finally back to where he was last year, as he sat in the 95-to-96 mile-per-hour range Wednesday and touched 97 on the gun. Jeffress allowed three earned runs over his last 2.2 innings after allowing just two over his first 10 frames of the season, but with his best fastball back in his arsenal, there's ample reason to believe he will be more effective moving forward. While Jeffress made the All-Star Game and notched 15 saves last year, his late start to this season currently has him behind both Josh Hader and Junior Guerra on the Brewers' bullpen ladder.
Jeffress recorded his first hold of the season with a perfect eighth inning in Monday's victory over the Nationals.
Jeffress has mainly filled a middle-relief role since making his season debut April 17, but his velocity has increased of late, which has led manager Craig Counsell to start using him in key spots again. He took another step with his fastball Monday, sitting at 94 and touching 95 mph, and it's likely he will remain part of the Brewers' late-inning mix moving forward, along with Josh Hader and Junior Guerra.
Jeffress tossed two scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.
Jeffress allowed an earned run in each of his previous two outings, but he was sharp Thursday, retiring all six of the batters he faced (one via strikeout). Jeffress has still not been added to the Brewers' late-inning mix since making his debut April 17, but his fastball sat at 93-94 mph Thursday for the second outing in a row, so he could be close to being back to the form that earned him a spot in his first All-Star Game a year ago.
Jeffress tossed a scoreless inning of relief in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.
Jeffress has been used in low-leverage situations since making his debut last week, but he may be getting close to rejoining the late-inning mix, as he was summoned from the bullpen in the sixth inning with the Brewers trailing by just a lone run, and got the job done. Jeffress is still not throwing as consistently hard as he was a year ago, but he is showing signs of progress in that regard, hitting 92 mph or higher on all 11 of his four- and two-seam fastballs Monday -- and topping out at 94 mph -- after touching 92 just three times on eight total fastballs over his first two appearances of the season.
Jeffress recorded two outs, one via strikeout, in his 2019 debut Wednesday.
Manager Craig Counsell wanted to ease Jeffress into action after he returned from the injured list, and he did just that, using him in the eighth inning in a game the Brewers trailed 6-2 when Jeffress entered. Jeffress allowed seven earned runs in 4.1 innings over four rehab outings, but he got the job done in his first big-league outing of the season. Jeffress sat in the low 90s and topped out at 93 mph Wednesday, so he still has a bit of velocity to regain. As long as he is able to add a few ticks to his fastball, and once he is able to build up his stamina, he should find himself working in higher-leverage spots again.
Jeffress (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Jeffress will be available out of the bullpen for the first time this season after missing the first few weeks due to a shoulder issue. He'll be a welcome sight for the Brewers, who lost their closer, Corey Knebel, before the 2019 campaign even started.
Jeffress (shoulder) will not be activated from the injured list Monday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Manager Craig Counsell indicated over the weekend that Jeffress would be activated either Monday or Tuesday, depending on the team's bullpen needs. The veteran right hander figures to assume a high-leverage relief role once healthy, though the Brewers could ease him back into action with lower-leverage work.
Jeffress (shoulder) will return to Milwaukee on Monday ahead of his activation from the injured list, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Manager Craig Counsell indicated Jeffress will then be activated either Monday or Tuesday, depending how the team's bullpen needs unfold. The 31-year-old had ugly results during his rehab stint at Triple-A San Antonio with seven runs allowed -- including three homers -- over 4.1 innings, but the important news is that the shoulder injury is behind him. Jeffress figures to step into a high-leverage role in the Brewers' bullpen, though he could be eased into action with some lower-leverage spots to start.
Jeffress (shoulder) will make his last rehab outing Saturday and is expected to be activated from the injured list for Milwaukee's upcoming homestand, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Jeffress will need to make it through one more rehab outing at Triple-A San Antonio before coming off the injured list. As one of Milwaukee's more reliable options out of the bullpen a season ago, the right-hander's return will be a welcome sight for a group that's struggled early in the 2019 campaign. Jeffress figures to eventually slot in as a setup man behind Josh Hader, although skipper Craig Counsell may deploy him in a few low-leverage situations to start.
Jeffress (shoulder) threw an inning in a minor-league game Tuesday and is scheduled to throw for a second straight day Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Much like his first rehab outing, Jeffress was not sharp, allowing three earned runs on four hits; but the results are secondary to the fact he was presumably able to get through the outing without a setback. As McCalvy notes, if Jeffress is able to get through Wednesday's outing without a setback, the Brewers may opt to bring him back right away to bolster their bullpen. It was reported over the weekend, though, that the Brewers were targeting a return sometime next week, so another rehab outing isn't out of the question. The plan for Jeffress's next step will emerge after Wednesday's outing, but one way or another, it should not be long before he is back with the big club.
Jeffress (shoulder) is on track to return during the Brewers' next homestand, which begins on April 15, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Jeffress still has some work to do on his rehab assignment, but the Brewers have set a general target, barring setbacks. He could pick up some saves when he returns with Corey Knebel out for the year following Tommy John surgery.
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