The Brewers acquired Weigel and pitcher Chad Sobotka from Atlanta on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Orlando Arcia.
A five-year starter at shortstop for Milwaukee, Arcia had moved into a utility role for Milwaukee in 2021 and was seen as expendable, so the Brewers opted to cash him out for a pair of right-handed relievers. Weigel had been a top starting pitching prospect in Atlanta's organization before missing most of the 2018 season following Tommy John surgery. He's since converted to relief duty and could emerge as an option out of the big-league bullpen later in 2021. Expect him to begin the season at Triple-A Nashville.
Weigel was returned to the Braves' alternate training site following Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Weigel wasn't very effective out of the bullpen during Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader as he allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out zero over two-thirds of an inning. He'll now head back to alternate camp, and it's unclear whether he'll return to the major-league bullpen this year.
Weigel was recalled from the alternate training site to serve as the 29th man for Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
The 26-year-old will join the major-league roster for the first time in 2020 after working out at the alternate training site. Weigel had a couple brief stints in the majors last season, though he has yet to see game action. He had a 2.98 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 55:32 K:BB over 63.1 innings at Triple-A in 2019.
Weigel was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old right-hander had a good showing in camp before MLB suspended the Grapefruit League schedule, but Atlanta has apparently decided Weigel would be better off in the rotation at Gwinnett than in the big-league bullpen to begin the regular season.
Weigel has rung up a 0.00 ERA, 0.47 WHIP and 6:1 K:BB through 6.1 innings this spring.
The 25-year-old right-hander has yet to make his big-league debut and missed nearly the entire 2018 campaign following Tommy John surgery, but Weigel appears ready to make the leap to the majors based on his performance in camp so far. Whether Atlanta has room for him in the Opening Day bullpen is another question, but even if Weigel doesn't make the cut right away, he'll be on the short list of potential reinforcements during the regular season.
Weigel was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Weigel is still yet to make his major-league debut (he did not make an appearance after being recalled Aug. 9). The right-hander carries an ERA of 2.96 with 42 strikeouts in 51.2 innings pitched at the Triple-A level this season. Outfielder Rafael Ortega was promoted to the majors in a corresponding move.
Weigel was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett prior to Friday's game in Miami.
He hasn't pitched in three days, so Weigel will give the Braves a fresh bullpen arm in the short term. While he has been developed as a starter for most of this season (his first full year back from Tommy John surgery), he has been deployed as a reliever lately at Triple-A. Weigel has not allowed a run while striking out six and allowing two hits and two walks over his last seven innings. Despite a brief stint on the 25-man roster in July, the 25-year-old right-hander has yet to make his big-league debut.
Weigel was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Weigel was recalled Friday but did not make an appearance with the big-league club. His demotion was the corresponding move to activate Kevin Gausman (foot) -- Sunday's starter -- off the injured list.
Weigel was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Wes Parsons was also recalled to the big leagues with Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint being optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett in corresponding moves. Weigel has posted a 3-2 record, along with a 2.98 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 52 strikeouts across 60.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. Although the 25-year-old has started 17 minor-league games this season, he is expected to work out of the major-league bullpen.
Weigel was promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Weigel opened the year with Double-A Mississippi, recording a 1.72 ERA in 15.2 innings. This won't be his first taste of Triple-A, as he started eight games for Gwinnett in 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Weigel will open the year with Double-A Mississippi, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
The Braves' Triple-A rotation is very crowded and this is Weigel's first year back from Tommy John surgery, so it makes sense to give him a pretty conservative assignment to open the year. Prior to tearing his UCL, Weigel was knocking on the door of the majors, so it's possible he could get to the big leagues as a reliever later this summer. He will be developed as a starter until then, but given the Braves' organizational rotation depth, they may have a greater need in the bullpen.
Weigel was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Weigel has pitched in a pair of spring games after throwing just four rehab innings while recovering from Tommy John surgery last season. He could be a factor in the Braves' rotation later in the year, though he'll have to conquer Triple-A first after struggling to a 5.27 ERA in eight starts for Gwinnett back in 2017.
Weigel (elbow) was added to the Braves' 40-man roster Tuesday.
A hard-throwing righty who underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2017, Weigel should report to spring training with minimal restrictions, as he embarked on a rehab assignment at the end of the 2018 season. He struggled in a brief taste of Triple-A before tearing his UCL, and will likely return to that level at the outset of 2019. In most organizations he would be on track to be a starter, but the Braves have so much high-end pitching depth that it's possible they transition Weigel to a relief role sooner than later.
Weigel (elbow) is currently on a minor-league rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Braves.
Weigel is in the midst of working his way back to 100 percent after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June of 2017. He's appeared in four games for the Gulf Coast League Braves over the past two weeks, allowing just two hits while striking out six over four scoreless innings.
Weigel was able to resume throwing after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Weigel still has a long journey of rehab ahead of him, but this marks an obvious positive step for the 23-year-old right-hander. If all goes well, Weigel could return to the field around July, although it seems unlikely that the club would call him up to the major-league level in 2018 as he continues to work his way back into form.
Weigel (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.
Weigel recently suffered a torn ligament in his throwing elbow and has opted to end his season and undergo full Tommy John surgery. He'll look to hopefully make his comeback sometime during the 2018 season.
Weigel will consult with Dr. James Andrews this week after an MRI on his elbow revealed a possible torn ligament, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 22-year-old seemed to be on the cusp of making his big-league debut after a promotion to Triple-A Gwinnett in early May, but the rest of his 2017 campaign is now in jeopardy after he came out of a nine-run implosion Sunday complaining of elbow soreness. The Braves will determine whether Tommy John surgery is required after Weigel's visit with Dr. Andrews, a procedure which could keep him out of action until next year's All-Star break.
Weigel was promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.
The pitching prospect carried his strong showing at Double-A into this season, as his ERA and WHIP sat at 2.89 and 1.16, respectively, prior to his promotion. Weigel also struck out over a batter per inning in his seven starts in 2017, so he'll look to carry this success into his time as a starter with Gwinnett.
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