RHP Brandon Woodruff placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to April 8.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 11, 2023
RHP Janson Junk recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/NHj3jcx2WW
Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Woodruff has not recovered well from his last start on Friday, in which he threw 5 1⁄3 shutout innings on 84 pitches against the Cardinals. As such, they’re playing it safe early in the season.
The Brewers are hopeful that Woodruff will miss no more than the minimum of 15 days. Because the move is retroactive to April 8, that would cost him two starts.
Brandon Woodruff is headed to the injured list with shoulder inflammation. He wasn’t recovering as he hoped from his last start and the Brewers opted to go cautious with an IL stint.— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) April 11, 2023
The Brewers are hoping it will be a minimum stay.
While Woodruff is out, his rotation spot will go to Junk, whom the Brewers acquired from the Angels as part of a three-player package for Hunter Renfroe over the winter.
Junk has made two appearances (one start) for the Nashville Sounds this year, allowing one run in 10 innings while striking out seven.