CHICAGO (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers put right-handed starter Brendan Woodruff on the list of injured for 15 days with a high right ankle sprain on Monday before smashing a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs to Wrigley Field.
This move has retroactive effect until May 28.
Woodruff twice participated in the All-Star Game, injured in his previous start, on Friday in St. Louis, when he scored four innings in defeat. He has a 5-3 of 4.74 ERA in nine games this season.
The Brewers recalled right-handed Piotr Strzelecki from Triple-A Nashville.
Manager Craig Cancel said Woodruff felt pain when throwing. He did not have a clear return schedule for the 29-year-old.
“We just need to step back and calm it down before he can quit again,” Cancel said. “It’s just hard to predict the timing of this. Of course, maybe it’s short, maybe it’s a little longer until it subsides. “
Woodruff’s loss is another setback for the Milwaukee rotation.
Right-hander Freddie Peralta set off for the 15-day IL on May 23 with a sprained right hind shoulder. Peralta, who first competed in the All-Star Game last season, is 3-2 with a 4.42 ERA in eight games this season.
Milwaukee’s best prospect, left-hander Ethan Small, was recalled from Nashville and was due to make his Premier League debut as a starter in the first game on Monday. He will face right-back Cubs Matt Swarmer, who will also hold his first major game.
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