Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff was placed on the injured list earlier in the week after it was announced that he would miss a scheduled start. At that time it was expected that he would spend the minimum time out. Since then he has undergone an MRI and the specifics to his injury have been announced.
Brewers beat reporter Adam McCalvy reported that Woodruff has a sub-scap strain. He also indicated that he will miss more than the original two week estimate and won’t do any throwing on this road trip. The final game of the road trip is on April 19 against the Seattle Mariners.
Brandon Woodruff update: He has a sub-scap strain and won’t do any throwing on this road trip. So, he’ll miss more than the original two-week estimate. How much more is TBD.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 15, 2023
Starting Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff will miss more time than expected with sub scap strain.
When Woodruff was first placed on the injured list, Milwaukee called up Janson Junk. Junk has since been optioned back down to the minor leagues and Colin Rea was called up in a move that designated catcher Payton Henry for assignment.
During his Brewers debut, Rea was impressive. He went 5.2 innings, allowed just two hits, a walk, and struck out six. If all stays the same, he is inline to pitch next on Tuesday night in Seattle.
Depending upon how long Woodruff remains sidelined, Adrian Houser could be a future option to start games as well. He is currently on the mend and pitched in a Minor League rehab assignment on Friday night in Nashville in which he threw two scoreless innings on 30 pitches.
It will be interesting to see how the Brewers navigate their pitching staff with Woodruff out for an unknown period of time.
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