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 MLB.com 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.
Luis Urías is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with his left hamstring injury and the Brewers expect to be more on the eight-week end, per Craig Counsell.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 1, 2023
Ranked No. 3 on the Brewers’ prospect list via mlb.com, 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.