The Brewers placed Wade Miley on the 15-day injured list ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals. Reliever Jake Cousins was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
LHP Wade Miley placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained left lat.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 17, 2023
RHP Jake Cousins recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/zK4t247U75
Miley suffered a lat strain in the second inning of last night’s game. Manager Craig Counsell says the Brewers will not have a timeline for Miley until he weighs multiple opinions on the injury, which will not be until this weekend at the earliest.
Craig Counsell said the Brewers wouldn't have a timeline for Wade Miley's injury until the weekend at the earliest. "Definitely Wade is going to get multiple opinions on this."— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 17, 2023
The Brewers will need another starter to replace Miley’s spot in the rotation but will not add his replacement until that start draws closer. For now, they add some depth to the bullpen by promoting Cousins.
It’s the second stint in the big leagues this year for the slider specialist, who posted a 1.37 ERA and 6.95 FIP in 4 2⁄3 innings his first time up. In 8 2⁄3 innings with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, Cousins has pitched to a 5.19 ERA and 1.63 FIP, striking out a whopping 19 hitters.