The Brewers announced before Friday’s series opener against the Braves that they have activated reliever Justin Wilson from the injured list.
LHP Justin Wilson reinstated from the 60-day injured list.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 28, 2023
LHP Bennett Sousa transferred to the 60-day injured list and sent to Rookie ACL Brewers on rehab assignment. pic.twitter.com/T5pd6HYd2u
Wilson recently completed a minor-league rehab stint after recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Brewers signed him in spring training to a one-year deal with a club option for 2024.
Milwaukee will be the seventh team for the 12-year veteran. He owns a 3.41 ERA and 3.45 FIP for his career while striking out 25.9% of hitters he has faced.
Wilson throws left-handed but is not strictly a situational reliever, having held hitters to nearly even slash lines from both sides of the plate. Left-handers have hit for a .672 OPS against him throughout his career, while right-handers have been held to a .641 mark.
Wilson has filled various roles throughout his career, collecting 133 holds and 18 saves. He provides Craig Counsell with added flexibility in the bullpen and another left-handed arm alongside Hoby Milner.
In a corresponding move, the Brewers transferred Bennett Sousa to the 60-day injured list and sent him to the club’s Arizona rookie complex on a rehab assignment. Sousa has appeared in two games for the Brewers and has been on the injured list since June 9 with nerve irritation in his throwing shoulder.