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27 Eric Lauer SP

Milwaukee Brewers

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September 17, 2020 03:20 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Removed from active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers optioned Lauer to their alternate training site Thursday.

After serving as the 29th man in Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals, Lauer was bounced off the roster with Milwaukee reducing its contingent to 28 men ahead of their series with the Royals that begins Friday. The southpaw went unused out of the bullpen in both halves of the twin bill.

September 16, 2020 03:28 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Added as extra man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer was recalled as the 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Lauer was optioned in mid-August after struggling significantly in his first two starts for the Brewers, allowing 13 runs on 14 hits in just 6.2 innings while striking out four and walking five. He'll likely be available as a long reliever Wednesday.

August 31, 2020 02:12 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Won't start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer won't start Monday against the Pirates, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

There was speculation that Lauer could return to the active roster to start Monday's contest, but the Brent Suter will start instead as the Brewers plan to lean on their bullpen. It's unclear when Lauer could rejoin the 28-man roster.

August 30, 2020 06:04 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Could start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer could be called up by the Brewers to start Monday's game against the Pirates, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that the team will make a roster move to bring in Monday's starting pitcher, but he didn't reveal who the pitcher would be. Lauer is a strong candidate to rejoin the major-league club after spending just over two weeks at the Brewers' alternate training site. The southpaw struggled to generate much production during his two most recent starts prior to being sent down by Milwaukee.

August 14, 2020 01:24 AM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Optioned to alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer was optioned to the Brewers' alternate training site Thursday.

Lauer was effective in his first appearance this season, but he struggled mightily in his two most recent starts, allowing 13 runs on 14 hits and five walks while striking out four over 6.2 innings. As a result, he'll head to the alternate training site to work on improving. He could return to the majors at some point in 2020 if he can turn things around in Appleton. Drew Rasmussen's contract was selected by the Brewers on Thursday, and he's a candidate to take Lauer's spot in the starting rotation for now.

August 12, 2020 10:48 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Rough outing against Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer (0-2) allowed seven runs on nine hits and two walks over 3.2 innings in a loss to the Twins on Wednesday. He struck out two.

Lauer also hit Nelson Cruz with a pitch in the disastrous outing. The 25-year-old Lauer has given up 13 runs over just 6.2 innings in his last two starts. The southpaw could be at risk of losing his spot in the rotation to Corbin Burnes. If Lauer gets another start, it would likely come in a rematch with the Twins on Tuesday.

August 9, 2020 03:36 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Another start on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Twins, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The left-hander had an ugly performance in his first start of the season Friday with six runs allowed over three innings, but he'll receive at least one more turn through the rotation. Lauer may need a better performance Wednesday to retain the starting role, as Corbin Burnes is fully stretched out and delivered 5.1 innings of stellar relief in Saturday's contest.

August 8, 2020 12:52 AM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Allows six runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer (0-1) allowed six runs on five hits and three walks over three innings in a loss to the Reds on Friday. He struck out two batters.

The Reds entered the night with zero runs scored in their last 22.1 innings, but the offense found reprieve against Lauer, who was making his first start in a Brewers uniform. All of the damage was done in the second inning; Cincinnati went walk, single, flyout, double, sac fly, double, walk, homer against Lauer. Part of the Trent Grisham-Luis Urias trade, Lauer made his team debut July 26 and fanned six while allowing just one hit over 2.2 scoreless innings against the Cubs. The lefty will likely transition back to the bullpen for the time being with the Brewers ostensibly healthy in the rotation.

August 5, 2020 11:40 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Entering rotation Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer will start Friday's game against the Reds, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old entered summer camp in competition for a spot in the starting rotation, but a trip the injured list interrupted that opportunity and put him in the bullpen once he was activated. Lauer excelled in his lone relief appearance, delivering 2.2 scoreless frames while allowing only one hit and walk and recording six strikeouts. The left-hander threw 46 pitches in that outing and is unlikely to be fully stretched out, but he could still cover about four innings if he builds on that workload. Lauer's status in the rotation beyond Friday remains to be seen, as Brett Anderson's return from the injured list earlier this week brought the group back to full health.

July 27, 2020 06:56 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Shines in long relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer (COVID-19) worked 2.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 9-1 loss to the Cubs, striking out six while permitting a base hit and a walk.

Lauer's placement on the COVID-19 injured list earlier this month took him out of the mix for a spot in the Opening Day rotation, but the southpaw was cleared to join the big club in a bullpen role Sunday. Though he entered the game with two on base and one out with the Brewers trailing 5-0, Lauer did well to limit the damage while he was on the mound. He struck out two of the three batters he faced to escape the fourth inning, then retired six of the seven batters he faced over the next two frames. Lauer's stellar showing in relief could allow him to regain consideration for the rotation the next time an opening arises, but for the time being, he'll work as a multi-inning weapon out of the bullpen.

July 26, 2020 12:20 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Available out of bullpen Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer (COVID-19) was activated from the injured list and is available out of the bullpen Sunday against the Cubs, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Getting the coronavirus cost Lauer a shot at opening the year in the rotation. The team's fifth stater, Freddy Peralta, is starting Sunday, so it would be logical for Lauer to follow him out of the bullpen if the situation calls for a left-handed pitcher who can log multiple innings.

July 20, 2020 11:08 AM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Unlikely for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said that Lauer (not injury related) will report to the club's alternate training site in Appleton on Wednesday to pitch in an intrasquad game, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Since Milwaukee is set to begin its season just two days later, Counsell acknowledged that Lauer is on track to miss Opening Day "by a little bit." Lauer remains on the COVID-19 injured list after he was in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, but he's since cleared all necessary protocols and is merely building up his arm at this point after the missed time at summer camp put him behind Milwaukee's other starting candidates. If Lauer is activated from the IL shortly after the season starts, it's unclear if he will slot into the rotation or serve as a long reliever out of the bullpen.

July 19, 2020 04:48 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Set for intrasquad debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer will pitch one inning in Sunday's intrasquad game, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

This will be his first game action of summer camp as he was delayed due to a COVID-19 testing issue -- he indicated he was in close contact with someone who tested positive, so he needed to self quarantine and test negative. Lauer is behind in the competition for the fifth-starter spot, so he will likely open the year as either a true reliever or piggyback starter. As he gets stretched out, Lauer could provide another left-handed presence in the Brewers' rotation.

July 12, 2020 12:20 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Confirms placement on COVID IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer confirmed Sunday that the Brewers placed him on the COVID-19 injured list, though the left-hander said he is healthy and expects to be ready to go for the start of the 2020 season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

While it's not clear if Lauer himself ever tested positive for COVID-19, he indicated that he was in close contact with someone who did. As a result, the Brewers placed him in the COVID-19 protocol, but since he's on track to throw a bullpen session at the team facility Sunday or Monday, the assumption is that Lauer has already submitted two negative test results. If Lauer's bullpen session goes according to plan, he'll likely resume facing hitters a few days later, which should put him on track for Opening Day. Lauer is in contention for the final spot in the Brewers' rotation, with Corbin Burnes or Freddy Peralta seemingly representing his main competitors for that spot.

July 12, 2020 10:56 AM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Healthy despite being on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer is healthy and "just got slowed down a little bit" according to manager Craig Counsell, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

Lauer mysteriously landed on the 10-day injured list earlier this week, but the Brewers skipper says Lauer is healthy and has a chance to be ready for the start of the season. The southpaw is expected to throw a bullpen session Sunday or Monday. The fact that he is behind the rest of the Brewers' pitchers from a readiness standpoint may mean that either Corbin Burnes or Freddy Peralta opens the year as the team's No. 5 starter. Regardless of his role at the start of the season, Lauer is expected to offer bulk innings during the shortened campaign.

July 11, 2020 08:04 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer landed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons Saturday, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Clubs across the league have provided minimal details on several injured-list assignments due to privacy issues concerning COVID-19, though Lauer was reportedly battling a non-coronavirus illness earlier in camp. The lefty, who was acquired in a trade with the Padres back in November, is battling for a spot in the back of the Brewers' rotation, though his lost time could lead to him opening the season in the bullpen.

July 6, 2020 06:56 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Competing for rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer is one of three options to win the Brewers' fifth starter job, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

He was limited in spring training with a shoulder injury, but the shutdown period gave him the opportunity to get healthy and now he has a chance to open the year in the rotation. Lauer will be competing with Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta during summer camp. The Brewers could conceivably go with a six-man rotation where it's a tandem start on the sixth day, or they could just be very conservative with how deep they let the non Brandon Woodruff starters go.

March 20, 2020 04:40 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Will be healthy when action resumes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer (shoulder) should be healthy when play resumes, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Lauer was going to miss the beginning of the regular season due to some shoulder soreness that popped up in early March, but the injury was always considered minor, and with games not expected to take place until at least May he has ample time to recover. Lauer has remained at the Brewers' spring training complex in order to focus on his rehab, so barring a setback he should be good to go when players return to the field.

March 10, 2020 06:00 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Dealing with shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer has a left shoulder impingement that is considered minor but will rule him out for the start of the regular season, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

Lauer had seemed to have a good chance to break camp in the Brewers' rotation but now won't get he chance to do so. He'll resume playing catch later this week, so he shouldn't wind up missing too much time, but he's expected to head to the injured list to open the season. That leaves Freddy Peralta and Corbin Burnes as the primary contestants for the fifth starter spot in Milwaukee, though Lauer could get the chance to claim the job once healthy.

March 2, 2020 01:08 PM
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Off to strong start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauer started Sunday's spring game against the Reds and tossed 2.1 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and posted a 5:0 K:BB.

Manager Craig Counsell said about a week ago that Lauer was competing with Freddy Peralta for the fifth spot in the Brewers' starting rotation, and Lauer has responded, giving up just one earned run and posting a 7:1 K:BB in 4.1 innings over two outings. Peralta has pitched equally as well, so the two are seemingly neck-and-neck at this point.

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Elyria, OH
Milwaukee Brewers
Kent State
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