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Milwaukee Brewers option Jay Jackson, recall Aaron Wilkerson

Another fresh arm for the bullpen.

Seattle Mariners v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Brewers continue to lean heavily on their bullpen, and with the relief corps eating up 14.1 innings over the past four games, the club has announced a move to add a fresh arm to the bullpen:

Jay Jackson appeared for the Brewers in consecutive games on the first against Oakland and yesterday in Chicago, two of his ten big league appearances on the season. He has totaled 14 innings pitched and owns a 5.79 ERA, issuing eight walks and allowing three homers though also with 21 strikeouts. Deserved Run Average thinks that he’s been a positive contributor, grading him at an 84 DRA- during his limited MLB action. For the San Antonio Missions, Jackson has posted a sterling 1.01 ERA with 50 punchouts and eight free passes in 35.2 innings.

Wilkerson has made five appearances for the Milwaukee Nine, totaling 10.1 innings with a 6.97 ERA and nine strikeouts versus seven walks. His last big league game was one month ago on July 3rd. He’s been one of the top starters for the Triple-A club, though, tallying a 3.06 ERA across 64.2 innings and 14 appearances with 69 strikeouts and 21 base on balls. His latest start for San Antonio came on July 31st, but he only threw 50 pitches across 2.2 innings so he should be fine to work multiple frames today if need be.

Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball Prospectus