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Brewers activate reliever Jake Cousins off COVID list, DFA Sal Romano

The Brewers’ bullpen is getting back another arm after its COVID outbreak

Milwaukee Brewers v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Brewers will have another fresh arm available as they play (at least) 14 innings against the Chicago Cubs in a doubleheader today.

After Hunter Strickland was activated off the COVID list ahead of last night’s game that never was, Jake Cousins is being activated ahead of this afternoon’s game.

Strickland and Cousins went on the COVID list after experiencing mild symptoms and testing positive on July 31st. The Brewers said both had been vaccinated.

Bullpen depth has been a strength for the Brewers this year, but it was tested during this recent outbreak, contributing at least in part to the Brewers’ series loss to San Francisco last weekend.

Romano is getting DFAed to make room for Cousins. He was claimed off waivers during the time the Brewers were just looking for arms to help fill gaps and made one fateful appearance — getting tagged for 4 runs (3 earned) in the fateful 11th inning against the Giants on Saturday night.