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Milwaukee Brewers recall Taylor Williams

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Another arm to boost an expanded bullpen.

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The Milwaukee Brewers started the day with 32 players on their expanded September roster, but before this afternoon’s game against the Astros, the club has made another addition to beef up their bullpen:

Williams, now 28, was a fixture in the team’s bullpen for most of 2018 but has struggled to gain traction in the big leagues in 2019 and has functioned as more of an up-and-down arm. In eight outings and 11.2 innings for the Brewers, he has coughed up sixteen earned runs, and has been scored upon in all but one of appearances. He’s struck out 11, walked five, and been stung by a .463 BABIP allowed. His last outing in the big leagues came against the Cubs on July 28th.

Williams has pitched much better for Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate in San Antonio, appearing in 46 games and tossing 54.0 innings with a 2.83 ERA. He has 57 strikeouts against 21 walks and opponents are hitting only .200 against him. He’s also locked down six saves while pitching to an excellent 53 DRA-. Williams will be out of minor league option heading into camp next spring.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball Prospectus and Fangraphs