The Milwaukee Brewers have been battling injuries all season long, or in some cases before spring training even started. A vast majority of these injuries have occurred to members of their pitching staff. With the season nearing the half way point the good news is that some of these players are getting closer to returning.
Updates on three players will be covered in this article. They are Aaron Ashby, Justin Wilson, and Brandon Woodruff.
What is the latest news on Milwaukee Brewers pitchers Aaron Ashby, Justin Wilson, and Brandon Woodruff?
Aaron Ashby battled multiple injuries in 2022, but an issue with his throwing shoulder this offseason was made public in which initially it was thought to be related to fatigue. Unfortunately upon presenting to camp he underwent more testing and eventually surgery to address his labrum. Per Curt Hogg he is currently getting close to throwing bullpen sessions.
Aaron Ashby update: The lefty is getting close to throwing bullpens, Counsell said. He will rejoin the team and throw some bullpens after the all-star break. Brewers aren’t making a decision on what role he will be used in yet, but a relief ramp-up would obviously be shorter.
Justin Wilson, who signed during free agency with Milwaukee, is recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Brewers knowingly signed him with the understanding that he likely would not be available until July. On June 27 Adam McCalvy provided an update on the left-handed reliever.
Another bullpen option getting closer for the Brewers: LHP Justin Wilson begins a rehab assignment tonight in the Arizona Complex League. Wilson is coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Lastly, starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff sustained an injury to his throwing shoulder early on in the season. He’s been sidelined since April and has made just two starts this year. For quite some time his timetable for return was the All-Star break, but per Adam McCalvy he may still be building up his arm at that time.
Brandon Woodruff mixed in offspeed during a successful 25-pitch bullpen this afternoon. He still has a series of bullpens ahead and the timeline is TBD, based on how many rehab starts he makes. He will stay in Milwaukee during the All-Star break to continue his throwing program
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