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Milwaukee Brewers option Adrian Houser, recall Brandon Woodruff

Another fresh arm for the bullpen.

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The bullpen for the Milwaukee Brewers remains in a state of flux during the team’s final series before the All-Star break, and today the club announced yet another move to get a fresh arm up to the big leagues:

The Brewers had only recalled Houser from AAA Colorado Springs yesterday on the 12th and he found action right away, pitching two innings of relief in the loss against Pittsburgh. Houser struggled mightily in the outing, allowing four earned runs thanks to five hits and three walks. In 11.0 MLB innings this season, Adrian has allowed five earned runs with seven strikeouts against five walks. Houser would be unavailable today after having gone multiple innings in last night’s game, so he’s headed back to the minors as has become customary this season for Milwaukee relief arms with options.

Brandon Woodruff is returning to the big leagues to take the spot vacated by Houser and will be available out the bullpen in the near-term. This will be his first stint with the big club since June, and overall this season he’s compiled a 5.01 ERA across 23.1 innings covering nine appearances (four starts). He has struck out 23 against nine walks, though, and tossed four innings of one-run baseball in his last outing with Milwaukee. Woodruff will be well rested as he hasn’t made a minor league appearance since July 2nd as the org sought to give his arm a break. He’s posted a 3.02 ERA and 42:21 K/BB ratio in 50.2 innings for the AAA Sky Sox this season.

Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs