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Brewers' Alex Wilson: Expected to return Friday
Wilson (personal) is expected to return from the paternity list Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Wilson will be available for Friday's game against the Dodgers after spending the past couple of days attending the birth of his fourth child. Through nine appearances this season, the right-hander owns an 8.31 ERA and 12:6 K:BB in 8.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Troy Stokes Jr.: Activated from injured list
Stokes (lat) was activated from the injured list Thursday.
Stokes missed nearly two weeks, but it can often take far longer to recover from lat injuries, so his recovery went about as well as expected. Stokes will look to pick up where he left off after reaching base three times in his first game at Triple-A San Antonio.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Mike Moustakas: Gets breather Thursday
Moustakas is not in the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.
Moustakas will hit the bench for just the second time all season; he's started the past 10 games for the Brewers, slashing .278/.395/.667 with four homers and a 7:9 BB:K over that stretch. Hernan Perez will start at the keystone and hit seventh in this one.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Tyler Saladino: Hot start at Triple-A level
Saladino is hitting .304/.373/.826 with six home runs and 14 RBI through 13 games with Triple-A San Antonio.
While the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate no longer resides in the thin air of Colorado Springs, Saladino is hitting like it is. The hot start is unlikely to earn Saladino a promotion with the Brewers' active roster full, but it does increase the chances he gets the call over teammate Cory Spangenberg should the Brewers need to bring up an infielder from the minors.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Travis Shaw: Getting back on track
Shaw went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Shaw is still hitting just .217 with a .629 OPS on the season, but he is showing signs of getting things going at the plate, tallying seven hits over 21 at-bats (.333 BA) with two doubles and two RBI over his last five games. Despite Shaw's early season struggles, he has still manned the hot corner in 17 of the Brewers' 19 games to date.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Aaron Wilkerson: Effective in relief appearance
Wilkerson allowed one earned run over four innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals. He also recorded his first big-league hit via a two-run home run.
Wilkerson got the job done after replacing an ineffective Corbin Burnes, eating up four frames out of the bullpen and posting a 3:0 K:BB while giving up five hits -- not to mention accounting for two of the three runs the Brewers scored on the day. Wilkerson is an option to step into the Brewers' rotation in place of an injured Freddy Peralta (shoulder), but he presumably won't be available for a few days after Wednesday's extended outing, so it's more likely the club will go in a different direction.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Makes 2019 debut
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.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Corey Ray: Dealing with finger injury
Ray was placed on the minor-league injured list Wednesday with a right middle finger injury, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
It was previously unclear what injury Ray was dealing with. The 24-year-old apparently sustained the finger injury on a dive attempt Tuesday and isn't expected to face a lengthy absence.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Corey Ray: Placed on injured list
Ray (undisclosed) was placed on the 7-day injured list Wednesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
It's unclear what Ray is dealing with or how long it will keep him sidelined at this point. The outfielder was off to a slow start to the season with Triple-A San Antonio before getting injured, slashing just .170/.250/.170 with two stolen bases in 12 games.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Corbin Burnes: Status in rotation uncertain
Manager Craig Counsell was noncommittal when asked if Burnes would make his next start, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. "I think we're going to have a long conversation this time," the skipper said.
Burnes struggled again in his fourth start of the season, which came Wednesday against the Cardinals, allowing five runs in 3.1 innings while serving up two more homers. The young right-hander has now allowed 11 long balls through 17.2 innings this season, while his ERA and WHIP sit at 10.70 ERA and 2.15, respectively. As such, the Brewers have yet to decide if Burnes will remain in the rotation for another turn, with Chase Anderson, Adrian Houser and Aaron Wilkerson representing possible options to replace him. Burnes excelled in a long-relief role with the Brewers last year, posting a 2.61 ERA in 38 innings, though it's unclear if he would shift to the bullpen or head to the minors to remain stretched out should he lose his rotation spot.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Acting as leadoff man Wednesday
Gamel will start in center field and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Cardinals.
As was the case April 3 in Cincinnati when Lorenzo Cain received a day off, Gamel will check in atop the order in the series finale with St. Louis while Cain picks up some rest. Gamel doesn't offer much power or speed, but his patient eye at the plate (career 8.3 BB%) makes him a decent fill-in option at the leadoff spot.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Jake Petricka: Back in majors
Petricka was recalled from Low-A Wisconsin on Wednesday.
Petricka will rejoin the big-league bullpen for the time being with Alex Wilson (personal) heading to the paternity list in a corresponding move. The 30-year-old allowed two runs in two innings before being demoted to Low-A earlier in the season, so he'll likely be limited to low-leverage work during his second stint with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Alex Wilson: Placed on paternity list
Wilson was placed on the paternity list Wednesday.
Jake Petricka, who was recalled from Low-A Wisconsin in a corresponding move, will temporarily take Wilson's spot in the big-league bullpen. Wilson will have up to three days to spend with his wife and newborn; assuming he takes the maximum amount of time off, the right-hander would rejoin the Brewers on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Lorenzo Cain: Resting in series finale
Cain is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Cain will head to the bench for just the second time this season as the Brewers look to build in some rest for the veteran ahead of a four-game series with the Dodgers that begins Thursday. Ben Gamel will fill Cain's usual duties in center field and as the Brewers' leadoff man.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Lucas Erceg: Fast start at Triple-A level
Erceg has gone 9-for-23 (.391) with three home runs, eight RBI, and an 8:7 BB:K over his last eight games with Triple-A San Antonio.
Erceg started the minor-league season just 1-for-11, but he has been on fire since, both getting on base and hitting for power at a stellar clip. This is Erceg's first full campaign at the Triple-A level, and it could not have started much better for him. It's a bit of a long shot he will make his big-league debut this year given he is not on the Brewers' 40-man roster, plus his fellow San Antonio infielders are much more experienced, but a big season would still go a long way toward increasing his long-term value.... See More ... See Less