Burnes allowed one earned run over four innings in Monday's spring game against the Mariners. He gave up one hit and posted a 6:1 K:BB in the outing.
Burnes gave up his first run of the spring Monday, but was otherwise dominant like he has been each time out thus far. Over 10 frames this spring he owns a 0.90 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and a 13:3 K:BB. He is still presumably the seventh option on the starting pitcher depth chart for the Brewers, but there is no doubt he is making a push to climb into the No. 5 spot by Opening Day.
Burnes tossed three scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring game against the White Sox. He gave up three hits, hit a batter, and posted a 4:1 K:BB in the contest.
Burnes has taken the mound three times this spring and has shut down opposing hitters, allowing just the three hits and posting a 7:2 K:BB over six frames. He hasn't forced his way into a rotation spot just yet, but he is at least in the conversation. The Brewers are planning to use him as a starter this year, so if he does not earn a spot in the big-league rotation he will head to Triple-A San Antonio. In that scenario, he would be among the top options should the Brewers need to bring up a starter, and perhaps the most preferred one.
Burnes tossed two perfect innings and struck out two batters in Friday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Burnes is off to a strong start this spring, allowing just one runner to reach base over three innings and punching out three batters. His stellar stuff plays up when he throws in small doses, but the Brewers still view him as a starter and are stretching him out this spring. He's currently on the outside looking in for a spot in the rotation, but he's certainly not out of the mix if he keeps finding success as he goes deeper into games over the coming weeks.
Burnes is being stretched out as a starter this spring, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Burnes had a disastrous 2019 campaign and spent most of the season either in the bullpen or in the minors, but it was not long ago he was the Brewers' top pitching prospect and the team wants to give him another shot to work in that role. If Burnes starts all spring, chances are he will open the season in the minors, as six players are currently ahead of him in the running for rotation spots. Given his skills, though, a strong spring will at least give him a chance to break camp starting for the big club.
Burnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Tuesday.
Burnes will get another shot in the majors despite accruing a 9.00 ERA and 1.87 WHIP with a 67:20 K:BB over 46 innings this year with Milwaukee. His last big-league outing dates back to July 14 against the Giants, when he got rocked for four runs without recording a single out.
Burnes was transferred from Triple-A San Antonio to Double-A Biloxi on Tuesday.
Burnes was tagged for 15 earned runs in just 4.2 innings over his last two start with San Antonio, so the Brewers decided to move him down a level in hopes of getting him back on track. Burnes is on the 40-man roster, so he still has a chance to rejoin the Brewers before the season ends with rosters expanding Sept. 1. However, he likely needs to show some major signs of improvement before the Brewers consider using him in a big-league game again.
Burnes (shoulder) was activated from the injured list Wednesday and optioned to Triple-A San Antonio, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Burnes has recovered from the shoulder injury that sidelined him nearly two weeks and is ready to resume pitching on a normal schedule. Burnes made a couple rehab appearances with San Antonio before his activation and has allowed just one earned run over 12.2 minor-league innings this season (0.71 ERA). However, he has allowed 46 earned runs over 46 big-league innings in 2019 (9.00 ERA), so he will likely need a few more sharp appearances at the Triple-A level in order to rejoin the Brewers prior to September.
Burnes (shoulder) fired a scoreless inning during his first rehab appearance Saturday with Triple-A San Antonio, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Burnes landed on the injured list with right shoulder irritation July 15, so he may not require an extended rehab assignment. The 24-year-old is scheduled to throw two frames in his next outing with the Missions before being re-evaluated. The Brewers plan to continue utilizing Burnes out of the bullpen despite the recent injuries to their starting rotation.
Burnes (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment later in the week, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Burnes was sent to the 10-day injured list July 15 due to right shoulder irritation, but the Brewers are hopeful that he'll see minor-league action sometime this week. Considering his absence has been brief, he may need only one or two outings before being activated.
Burnes landed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder irritation Monday.
The shoulder issue perhaps explains Burnes' pair of poor outings since the All-Star break, as he's allowed six runs while recording just three outs. The fact that the issue is described as merely "irritation" suggests that he may not miss too much time, though the Brewers have yet to specify a target return date. Burch Smith was recalled in a corresponding move.
Burnes retired all three batters he faced via strikeout en route to securing his third hold Monday in the Brewers' 8-6 win over the Reds.
Even though Burnes has struggled mightily with keeping the ball in the yard both as a starter and reliever this season, it hasn't stopped manager Craig Counsell from turning to the righty in high-leverage spots. In his first two appearances since returning from Triple-A San Antonio, Burnes has been asked to protect leads of three runs or fewer in the seventh inning and has delivered clean frames in both outings to collect a pair of holds. He could quickly solidify himself as one of the top setup options for closer Josh Hader.
Burnes was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Friday.
It's been only six days since Burnes was optioned to the minors, but he will be able to return before the required 10 days with fellow pitcher Jimmy Nelson (elbow) landing on the injured list in the corresponding move. Burnes has had a rough go of it at the big-league level this season, but he did throw two spotless innings in his lone appearance with San Antonio. He pitched out of the bullpen for the Brewers prior to being sent down, and given that he has not tossed more than two innings in a game since May 4, figures to remain in that role.
Burnes was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.
Burnes has an ugly 8.85 ERA in 40.2 innings for the Brewers this season. He can blame a 39.5 percent HR/FB rate and a .394 BABIP for much of that number, as his 29.8 percent strikeout rate is more than enough to offset a slightly high 10.1 percent walk rate. He's expected to mostly pitch out of the bullpen in San Antonio, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports, indicating that he's not likely to return to the rotation if he returns to Milwaukee at some point this season. Burnes hasn't been good in either role at the big-league level this season, posting a 10.70 ERA as a starter and a 7.43 ERA out of the bullpen.
Burnes notched his first save of the season in Sunday's victory over the Pirates.
Manager Craig Counsell wanted to avoid using his three top relief options -- Josh Hader, Jeremy Jeffress and Junior Guerra -- in Sunday's game, so he turned to Burnes to close out the contest, and Burnes got the job done. Despite Sunday's result, Burnes figures to continue working mainly in middle relief while the other three aforementioned pitchers see the bulk of the late-inning opportunities.
Burnes picked up his first win of the season in Monday's victory over the Twins.
Cron retired all three batters he faced, two via strikeout, and was credited with the win when the Brewers turned a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth inning. Since giving up nine earned runs over 2.1 innings across two outings earlier this month, he has gotten back on track with three scoreless innings over his last two appearances, in which he gave up no hits and posted a 4:1 K:BB.
Burnes allowed two earned runs over 1.2 innings in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.
Burnes allowed zero earned runs in seven innings over five appearances between May 4-14, but the results were quite the opposite in his last two outings, over which he was tagged for nine earned runs over just 2.1 innings. Burnes' ratios this season are not pretty, and his recent numbers make it tough to include him in lineups even in deep leagues. Burnes is clearly going through a rough stretch, but he was exceptional out of the Brewers' bullpen last year, and if he can stop serving up so many home runs -- he has allowed a whopping 14 long balls over 29 innings -- he should gradually bring his 10.24 ERA back down closer to his 3.62 xFIP.
Burnes pitched two innings and allowed only an unearned run in Tuesday's victory over the Phillies.
Burnes struggled as a starter early in the season, prompting the Brewers to first option him and eventually move him back into a bullpen role. He allowed three earned runs over two innings in his first appearance back with the big club May 1, but he has been lights-out since, giving up no earned runs over seven innings while posting an 11:1 K:BB. The Brewers still view Burnes as a starter long term, but with him excelling out of the bullpen and the club on the verge of having seven viable starting-pitching options, it's likely he will continue pitching in relief for the time being.
Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that Burnes will pitch out of the bullpen for "a little while," Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Burnes was a late addition to the roster Wednesday to cover the move of Chase Anderson (finger) to the injured list, and ended up taking the loss as he allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over two innings versus the Rockies. The young right-hander was originally expected to work out the kinks as a starter in the minors after giving up 11 home runs in four major-league starts, but will instead move back to the bullpen following the signing of veteran lefty Gio Gonzalez. Burnes had a 2.61 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 35:11 K:BB over 38 innings out of the bullpen for the Brewers last season, but he clearly still has some work to do in order to regain that form.
Burnes was called up from Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Wednesday's scheduled starter, Chase Anderson, was a late scratch due to a finger laceration, and apparently the Brewers placed him on the injured list before the game and recalled Burnes, though no announcement was made until after first pitch. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Burnes was originally scheduled to be activated for Thursday's game, but the team received approval for the last-minute roster move.
Burnes was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Friday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Manager Craig Counsell was noncommittal about Burnes' next start after Wednesday's outing, so it's not a major surprise to see him headed to Triple-A. The 24-year-old has a 10.70 ERA and 2.15 WHIP, and gave up a whopping 11 home runs in his four starts (17.2 innings). He did record 24 strikeouts, but that was mitigated somewhat by eight walks. The Brewers undoubtedly will hope Burnes can iron things out at San Antonio and return to the big-league rotation at some point this season, but if the club adds starting pitching via trade or free agency he could also resurface in the bullpen, where he had success in 2018.
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