Brewers reliever Gus Varland was reinstated from the injured list prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team he was selected from in December’s Rule 5 draft. In a corresponding move, Bennett Sousa was optioned to AAA Nashville.
Gus Varland returns to the Brewers bullpen after a stint on the injured list and Bennett Sousa optioned out https://t.co/JECbRnq3SV— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) May 9, 2023
Varland had a 2.70 ERA through six appearances entering Tuesday night’s game, although he hadn’t pitched for the Crew since April 15, when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Manny Machado that sent him to the injured list with an injured hand. He underwent a long rehab stint with High-A Wisconsin and Triple-A Nashville before pitching 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings in Milwaukee’s loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
In a corresponding move, the Brewers sent Sousa back to Nashville. He made one appearance with the big league club, pitching 1 2⁄3 innings in relief in Monday’s victory over the Dodgers. He allowed two runs on a walk and two hits, including a homer.