The Milwaukee Brewers will be missing one of their most important players for the rest of the regular season and at least most of the post season. Former Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year, Devin Williams fractured his right hand after punching a wall.
Devin Williams is being placed on the 10-day IL with a fractured right hand. He told us he had too much to drink after Sunday’s celebration, got upset about something and punched a wall with his pitching hand. He will need surgery.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 29, 2021
“If I could take it back, I would.”
Here is David Stearns and Devin Williams discussing. There is an outside chance, Williams would play in the World Series if they were fortunate enough to make it.
Devin Williams and David Stearns address the media: pic.twitter.com/LkfE8RvLoH— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) September 29, 2021
The injury will require surgery. The loss of Williams is a huge blow to the Brewers. The back of Milwaukee’s bullpen will not be feared in the same way by any stretch. In 2021, Williams covered 54 innings and pitched to a 2.50 ERA even after a rough start to the beginning of his season.
In response to the Williams loss, the Brewers are bringing up Colin Rea from AAA Nashville. Milwaukee has also designated Tim Lopes for assignment.
RHP Devin Williams placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hand fracture.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 29, 2021
RHP Colin Rea selected from Triple-A Nashville.
INF/OF Tim Lopes designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/StQnX19coF
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