Woodruff was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.
After holding his own in a spot start Sunday -- allowing one unearned run on one hit and two walks across four innings -- Woodruff will head back to the minors to open up a roster spot for Eric Thames (thumb), who was brought back from the disabled list in a corresponding move. The 25-year-old will rejoin the Sky Sox's rotation, where he owns a solid 2.10 ERA across six starts this season.
Woodruff was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.
With Zach Davies still on the disabled list with a shoulder issue, Woodruff will step into the rotation Sunday against the Phillies. The young righty has made three starts and five relief appearances this season for the Brewers and currently owns a 6.05 ERA over 19.1 innings.
Manager Craig Counsell announced that Woodruff will start Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Woodruff will be summoned from Triple-A Colorado Springs, with whom he has posted a 2.10 ERA over six starts this season. He has worked as both a starter and reliever for the big club this year with mixed results, but he did have his best MLB start of the year in his last appearance with the Brewers, giving up just two earned runs and one hit over five innings on May 16. It's uncertain whether or not Woodruff will remain in the rotation beyond Sunday, but that will depend both on how he pitches, and the health of fellow pitcher Zach Davies (shoulder).
Woodruff was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs following Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
He struck out three over two perfect innings to close out a 9-2 win, and is rewarded with a trip to the Pacific Coast League. Thursday's starter, Zach Davies, was activated from the disabled list as a corresponding move. Woodruff should continue to be shuttled back and forth between Triple-A and the big leagues this season, but it seems like the Brewers prefer him as a multi-inning reliever going forward.
Woodruff's last two appearances for the Brewers were both starts, and he had his best outing of the season his last time out, giving up only a two-run home run and no other hits over five innings while picking up his second win of 2018. However, with Chase Anderson coming off the disabled list Monday and Zach Davies (shoulder) doing the same soon, a couple pitchers needed to be removed from the rotation, and Woodruff -- along with Freddy Peralta -- was one of them. Woodruff will garner consideration next time the Brewers need to add a starter into the rotation, and because of that, the team could decide to send him back to Triple-A at some point in order to keep him stretched out.
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|2015||AFA-Brevard County Manat||4||7||3.45||21||19||0||0||0||109.2||112||48||42||2||3||33||71|
|2016||AFA-Brevard County Manat||4||1||1.83||8||8||0||0||0||44.1||33||12||9||2||3||10||49|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||6||5||4.30||16||16||0||0||0||75.1||78||44||36||8||5||25||70|