We knew a roster move was coming for the Milwaukee Brewers at some point today, as the scheduled starter for tonight’s tilt, Chase Anderson, needed to be activated from the injured list. The club officially announced the transaction this afternoon via Twitter, naming Jacob Barnes as the man hopping the shuttle back to San Antonio:
RHP Chase Anderson has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list. He will start tonight. RHP Jacob Barnes optioned to Triple-A San Antonio. pic.twitter.com/NKuxR0LbcH— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 18, 2019
Anderson had been on the IL since May 1st after rupturing a blister during his warm-ups before a scheduled start against the Rockies, which prompted the activation of Corbin Burnes from an optional assignment mere moments before the game. He made one rehab start for the Triple-A Missions after the laceration healed up, allowing two runs in four innings while striking out six.
Chase was the team’s Opening Day starter in 2018 but began this year in the bullpen. Performance issues in the starting rotation pressed him into initial out-getter duties by mid-April, however, and he has performed rather well overall this season. In seven appearances (two starts) covering 19.2 innings, Anderson has worked to a 3.20 ERA with 22 strikeouts against nine walks.
Barnes heads back to Triple-A a day after allowing four hits and two runs in a 1.1 inning relief appearance against the Braves. In 16 outings and 15.2 innings this season, Barnes has authored an ugly 6.89 ERA with 20 punchouts against 9 walks.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs