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.
LHP Eric Lauer recalled from the Alternate Training Site (29th man for doubleheader).— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 16, 2020
RHP Josh Lindblom placed on the bereavement list.
RHP Justin Topa recalled from the Alternate Training Site. pic.twitter.com/S72fsSljrx
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.
#Brewers manager Craig Counsell did not reveal why RHP Josh Lindblom is going on bereavement leave. Wasn't scheduled to pitch in weekend series vs. KC. Didn't speculate beyond that.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 16, 2020
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.
Trey Supak remains in the Brewers organization, as it's announced he and Ronny Rodriguez have been outrighted to Class AAA San Antonio.— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) September 16, 2020
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