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Brewers call up Eric Lauer as 29th man for Wednesday’s doubleheader against Cardinals

Lauer is making his first appearance on the Brewers’ roster in about a month

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Eric Lauer is making his return to the Milwaukee Brewers — for at least one night, anyway — as the 29th man for the team’s second doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Justin Topa, who pitched in Monday night’s doubleheader, is also back with the team to replace Josh Lindblom, who is being placed on the bereavement list.

Lauer’s been at the Alternate Training Site in Appleton since a bumpy debut in the starting rotation early in the season. After an impressive outing out of the bullpen that saw him strike out 6 of the 9 Chicago Cubs he faced on July 26th, he proceeded to give up 6 earned runs in 3 innings against the Reds on August 7th and 7 runs over 3.2 innings against the Twins on August 12th.

As of now, it appears he’ll just be an extra arm, as Brandon Woodruff and Brent Suter are listed as the team’s announced starters for tonight.

As for Lindblom being moved to the bereavement list, manager Craig Counsell didn’t reveal the reason in his pregame availability with reporters.

Here’s to hoping everything is okay with him and his family.

In other roster news, it turns out Trey Supak and Ronny Rodriguez will be staying with the organization for now, as both were outrighted and will remain in Appleton.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference