The Brewers are making their first roster move of the young season before this afternoon’s series finale in Chicago, activating left-hander Eric Lauer from the injured list and designating reliever Mike Morin for assignment.
LHP Eric Lauer has been reinstated from the injured list. RHP Mike Morin has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/17ZBhqO4HQ— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 26, 2020
Lauer missed much of Summer Camp being quarantined after potentially being exposed to COVID-19. He was able to pitch an inning late in camp as part of the Blue-Gold Series, but was still behind schedule compared to the rest of the team’s pitchers, and was deemed not ready for the start of the season.
Now, a few days into the schedule, Lauer is being activated. He figures to be a part of the starting rotation at some point, but it may not be for a few days. As of now, the Brewers’ probable pitchers for their upcoming series in Pittsburgh are Adrian Houser, Josh Lindblom and Brandon Woodruff. He could also potentially be used in a multi-inning role, similar to the way Brent Suter was used Saturday in Chicago.