The Milwaukee Brewers have made a roster move before the start of tonight’s road series in St. Louis against the Cardinals. Hunter Strickland has been placed on the paternity list and will welcome a new addition to his family, while left-hander Hoby Milner has been recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
RHP Hunter Strickland placed on the paternity list.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 28, 2021
LHP Hoby Milner recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/5DOsfP441Q
Strickland, 33, was acquired in a cash transaction with the Angels on June 12th and has become an important cog in the team’s middle relief equation. For the Brewers, he has appeared in 33 games and worked 34.1 innings with a 1.83 ERA, allowing only 19 hits with 12 walks against 37 strikeouts. He’s likely to return before the regular season concludes, as the typical paternity list stint lasts three days. For now, that affords another opportunity to Hoby Milner, who has racked up quite a few frequent-flyer miles this season. His 26:3 K/BB ratio in 19.2 MLB innings this year is positively dominant, but he’s also yielded six homers and has a 5.03 ERA. It’s been a similar story in Triple-A, but without the long ball — in 32.0 innings for the Sounds, Milner owns a 1.69 ERA with 48 strikeouts versus two walks, and just two home runs given up.
Catching up from over the weekend, the team also placed Jake Cousins on the 10-day injured list with a minor biceps issue and recalled Miguel Sanchez. The team doesn’t believe Cousins’ injury is anything serious, but the priority is to have him 100% for the playoffs. That means that the rookie reliever and former indy ball grinder’s first big league regular season is effectively over. He concludes with a 2.70 ERA and 44 strikeouts versus 19 walks across 30.0 innings pitched, recording seven holds and three games finished. Sanchez, another rookie right-hander, owns a 3.60 ERA across 25.0 innings during his first taste of the big leagues.
RHP Jake Cousins placed on the 10-day injured list with a right biceps strain.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 25, 2021
RHP Miguel Sánchez recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/IwibPAmmoU
Finally, Rowdy Tellez has been sent on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Nashville with the aim of returning to the active roster for the final series of the big league season. He’ll play two games with the Sounds and assuming everything goes well, he should get about 15 at-bats before the end of the start of the playoffs. The Brewers picked up Tellez from the Blue Jays in early July for Bowden Francis and Trevor Richards, and the slugging first baseman has hit .270/.329/.474 with seven homers in 54 games since joining the Cream City Nine. He hasn’t played since September 11th while dealing with a patella strain in his right knee.
Rowdy Tellez is departing tonight for Indianapolis, where he will play two games for the Triple-A Sounds before rejoining the Brewers in L.A. Aim is to get about 15 at-bats before the end of the regular season.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 28, 2021
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