It’s the moved that was pretty much assumed when it was announced the Brewers claimed Jordan Lyles off waivers from the Padres over the weekend -- Matt Albers is headed back to the DL, the team announced today.
RHP Matt Albers (left hamstring) has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday. RHP Jordan Lyles has been activated after being acquired via trade waivers from San Diego on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/n1Y1C5a01D— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 7, 2018
Albers spent a little more than a week on the active roster after missing a month and a half with shoulder inflammation. He had a 1.93 ERA in 24 appearances before the one that landed him on the DL the first time, and while the velocity was there upon his return, the movement on his pitches was not.
The right-hander was only able to muster 6 outs in the 4 appearances since his return, surrendering 10 earned runs in that time frame to see his ERA balloon up to 6.23. Like fellow recent DL-designee Taylor Williams, much of that damage was done by the Los Angeles Dodgers, although his blow-up in his first outing back in San Francisco was a main factor in the Brewers being unable to complete a sweep of the Giants.
Lyles will likely take over a multi-inning role in the bullpen for the Brewers, like he held in San Diego. 9 of Lyles’ 17 relief appearances last 2 or more innings, while he also made 8 starts.
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