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Jeremy Jeffress ready to return to Milwaukee Brewers active roster this week

The bullpen to get back one of its stalwarts.

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MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Jeremy Jeffress is ready to come back to the big league club. Jeffress has been on a minor-league rehab assignment since shortly after the beginning of the regular season. Monday or Tuesday looks like the day for his return, according to manager Craig Counsell during the media scrum before today’s getaway game with the Dodgers.

During Jeffress’ first Spring Training appearance, he threw but only a few pitches before being removed from the game. His fastball was coming out of his hand at 84 mph. He retreated to the clubhouse with training staff.

It was deemed that Jeffress had shoulder weakness. According to Jeffress, the short off-season affected his time to prepare. Unfortunately his shoulder hadn’t strengthened enough for the upcoming season with no chance of starting the season with the major league club.

Hopefully, his shoulder is ready and he is sharper than he has been in rehab appearances. If he is, Jeffress will be a welcome sight in the Milwaukee bullpen. Should Jeffress provae capable of returning to his 2018 form, many of the bullpen worries going around Brewer Nation will be more than alleviated.