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Brewers to call up Joey Wiemer, place Luis Urias on IL

After just missing the Brewers Opening Day roster, Joey Wiemer is getting called up as Luis Urias goes on the IL

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Joey Wiemer is getting called up to the majors. After he just missed the Opening Day roster, he gets the call to replace Luis Urias, who is going on the IL (report from source & Adam McCalvy). Urias injured his hamstring late in the Brewers first game against the Cubs. The move is not official yet, as it will also require a 40-man roster move to complete.

Urias is expected to miss six to eight weeks, per Craig Counsell, with the expectation being closer to the eight-week mark.

Ranked No. 3 on the Brewers’ prospect list via, Wiemer had an excellent spring and was in the mix for a roster spot until the final days of camp. In 47 PA this spring, he batted .262/.319/.429 with two HR, three stolen bases, and four RBI. He was slated to start the season in Triple-A Nashville but will get the call up before their season even starts.

With Wiemer getting the call up, he has a good chance to get starts in the outfield. Brian Anderson would likely shift back to the infield, opening up right field for Wiemer.