When we learned Jake Petricka was being recalled again despite not being down in the minors for the requisite 10 days, we knew another pitcher would have to miss some time. Now we know who, and it’s a reminder that these guys are human beings with families, and not just entertainers or baseball-playing machines.
The team announced ahead of tonight’s game that Junior Guerra will be headed to the bereavement list, explaining the Petricka move, and Donnie Hart would be optioned to make room for Adrian Houser, who will make his first MLB start tonight.
RHP Junior Guerra has been placed on the bereavement list. LHP Donnie Hart has been optioned to Triple-A San Antonio while RHP Adrian Houser and RHP Jake Petricka have been recalled from there. pic.twitter.com/NweYyEMo9J— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 22, 2019
The info on why Guerra is being given some time off isn’t being shared publicly at this time, but Kyle did have this to share:
Hey y'all, say a prayer for Junior Guerra and his family today. They are going through something tough, but Junior should be back for the Mets series.— Kyle L. (@brewerfan28) April 22, 2019
I don't want to "report" what it is to protect their privacy, just be sure to keep Junior and his wife and daughters in your thoughts as they deal with this. https://t.co/vtO1AbKjr3— Kyle L. (@brewerfan28) April 22, 2019
Per MLB rules, a player on the bereavement list has to be out a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven.
Our thoughts are with Junior and his family at this time.