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Brewers add another arm to bullpen, call up Devin Williams

Counsell has another relief arm to help the Brewers through the final couple weeks of Craigtember

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It’s a move the Brewers all but announced they were going to make 10 days ago when they originally sent him down, but the full bullpen is getting yet another arm, as Devin Williams is re-joining the team today.

Williams was sent down at the end of August when the Brewers just needed some healthy offensive bodies when Keston Hiura got hurt and the team brought Travis Shaw and Ben Gamel back. At the time, the team basically assured Williams he would be back once his minimum 10 days in the minors after being sent down were up, and sure enough, here he is on September 10th.

Williams has appeared in 8 games for the Brewers this year, allowing 4 earned runs over 9 innings while striking out 8 batters and walking 5. Half of those runs came in a single outing against the Cardinals on August 27th, when he was put into a one-run game in the 9th inning before giving up runs on a double by Harrison Bader and a single by Kolten Wong, hitting a batter to load the bases, and being lifted in favor of Jay Jackson after recording just one out.

It was the first true clunker of an outing for the former 2nd round pick who had a 2.36 ERA in 53.1 innings in Double-A Biloxi this year.

The Brewers have been making sure to make the most of the final year of the 40-man September rosters — Williams’ call-up means Trey Supak and Tyler Saladino are the only non-injured members of the 40-man roster not currently on the active roster.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference