Woodruff, who injured his ankle at the end of May, ended up on the IL longer than expected after a setback earlier in the month when he was diagnosed with Raynaud’s syndrome, a condition that caused numbness in his pitching hand. After making a rehab appearance for the Rattlers (five innings, one run, seven strikeouts), Woodruff will get the start tonight against the Rays.
After struggling early in the season, Woodruff finally got in a groove before his injury, making three consecutive starts allowing one earned run or less.
Wong suffered a calf injury earlier in June and, like Woodruff, suffered a setback that delayed his return to tonight. He’ll play second base and bat fifth tonight, with Christian Yelich now leading off regularly. On the season, Wong is batting .228/.321/.389 with five homers and eight stolen bases.
Reliever Trevor Kelley and utilityman Pablo Reyes were optioned to AAA to make space for the two regulars. Kelley has pitched to a dismal 6.88 ERA over 17 innings this season, while Reyes has slashed .286/.333/.286 with four hits and one run in limited playing time.
RHP Brandon Woodruff reinstated from the 15-day injured list.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 28, 2022
2B Kolten Wong reinstated from the 10-day injured list.
RHP Trevor Kelley optioned to Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/BnQh5mazzm