The Milwaukee Brewers had some housecleaning to do after the flurry of moves that came in before the clock struck 3:00 pm central, marking the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline. The club completed a pair of transactions to pare down the roster:
Brewers reinstated Corbin Burnes from the 10-day injured list and optioned him to San Antonio.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 31, 2019
Donnie Hart, 28, came to the Brewers via waiver claim in early April. He found action in four big league games, working a total of 6.2 scoreless innings with four walks and three strikeouts. His last big league appearance came on May 1st. Hart has performed well in the extreme hitter-friendly environs of the Pacific Coast League, though, totaling a 4.10 ERA and 84 DRA- in 40 appearances and 37.1 innings for the San Antonio Missions.
For Corbin Burnes, his lost 2019 season will continue with Triple-A San Antonio for now. Burnes owns an even 9.00 ERA with 16 home runs allowed in 46.0 innings for the big league club this year and had been on the injured list with shoulder irritation since July 15th. He recently made two rehab assignments for the Missions on July 27th and 30th, and including those outings, he owns a sparkling 0.71 ERA in 12.2 innings at the highest level of the minors with 17 strikeouts and 5 walks. He will continue to pitch in relief this season and could eventually serve as bullpen depth for the team again down the stretch, but the expectation is that he’ll get another opportunity to work as a starter in 2020.
After all of today’s comings and goings, the 40-man roster is still full at 40 players. That means an additional move will had to be made to accommodate the reported call-up of outfielder Trent Grisham, though that move still has not been officially announced.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball Prospectus