Injuries & Moves: Stallings acquired from Orioles in trade

May 25th, 2024

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May 25: RHP acquired from Orioles for RHP and RHP Aneuris Rodriguez
Vieira struck out 25 batters in 22 1/3 innings for the Brewers this season but also yielded a 1.70 WHIP and a 5.64 ERA before he was designated for assignment earlier in the week. The Brewers sent him to the Orioles with 19-year-old Arizona Complex League righty Rodriguez in exchange for Stallings, a 26-year-old former fifth-round pick. The Brewers also received cash from the Orioles in the trade. Stallings started this season at Triple-A Norfolk, where he had a 5.67 ERA and struck out 25 batters in 27 innings over 11 games, including four starts.

May 24: RHP selected from Triple-A Nashville; RHP optioned to Double-A Biloxi
Blalock, a surprise callup from Double-A earlier this week because the Brewers needed multi-inning bullpen coverage, was sent back without having made his Major League debut. Up in his place is the more experienced Paredes, who pitched for the Astros in 2020, ’21 and ’22, logging 37 total appearances. His best Major League season came in 2020, when he had a 3.05 ERA in 20 2/3 innings.

May 23: LHP ’s rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Nashville
Hall, who is on the IL with a sprained left knee, made one start for High-A Wisconsin before moving up to Nashville for a scoreless, 16-pitch outing on Thursday. He was sitting 94-95 mph and it was going well, manager Pat Murphy said, before Hall caught a cleat and tweaked his knee late in his outing. He will undergo tests before the Brewers decide whether to advance Hall to a multi-inning outing next time as previously planned.

10-DAY/15-DAY INJURED LIST

1B (right hamstring strain)
Expected return:
June
Hoskins began a running program on May 20, almost a week after he was placed on the 10-day IL with a right hamstring strain (May 14), then began taking infield grounders on May 25. Hoskins exited the May 13 game against the Pirates early after tweaking his hamstring rounding first base on a single in the second inning. The slugger was still some time away from game action as of a May 25 update, according to manager Pat Murphy. (Last updated: May 25)

LHP (left knee sprain)
Expected return: Late May or early June
Hall, who'd been struggling to establish himself as a starter before he tweaked his left knee fielding a bunt in a long second inning of Milwaukee's April 20 win over St. Louis, has been making steady progress since the calendar flipped to May. He made one-inning rehab starts for High-A Wisconsin on May 19 and Triple-A Nashville on May 23, when he caught a cleat late in his outing and tweaked his left knee. He'll be examined before he's cleared for his next outing.

Assuming he's healthy and able to continue his progression, one possibility is that Hall rejoins the Major League roster to continue building his pitch count as a multi-inning reliever, like Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes did early in their careers. (Last updated: May 24)

RHP (low back strain)
Expected return: TBD
Ross was placed on the IL on May 21 after he exited his May 20 start having thrown just one inning (15 pitches). This is his first experience with a low back issue. He and the Brewers are hopeful it will be a short stint. (Last updated: May 21)

60-DAY INJURED LIST

RHP (head, right shoulder)
Expected return: June
Junis' comeback from a right shoulder injury in early April was interrupted when he was stretchered off of the field on April 22 after being struck in the neck by a batting practice ball. He was alert and responsive when he was sent to a local hospital for observation.

Junis threw off a mound for the first time since his injury on May 21 in Miami, tossing a 25-pitch bullpen session using his fastball and changeup at 80% effort. He had another successful bullpen on May 24 in Boston and expects to have another on May 28 at home before facing hitters in a simulated game on May 31. (Last updated: May 25)

OF (fractured left index finger)
Expected return
: As soon as June 17
Mitchell, injured while taking batting practice the weekend before Opening Day, began hitting off a tee on May 24 in Boston and was pleased with the session, which consisted of three rounds of 10 swings each. He will eventually progress to soft toss before reporting to the team's complex in Phoenix to continue ramping up toward facing live pitching. He will resume fielding sometime after he begins hitting. If he passes all of those tests, Mitchell could rejoin the Brewers as soon as their June 17-19 series at the Angels.

The 25-year-old was in line to be Milwaukee's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter in 2024, and he could still slot into those roles upon his return. (Last updated: May 24)

RHP (back stress fractures)
Expected return: Late July
The Brewers' closer played catch on May 18, marking his first significant step since he was diagnosed with two stress fractures in his back in mid-March. Williams said he is on schedule and hopes to be back pitching in the Majors by late July.

Williams, who won the Trevor Hoffman Award as the best closer in the National League with 36 saves and a 1.53 ERA last season, gave up four runs, four walks and two hits in two appearances over 1 1/3 innings this spring. (Last updated: May 18)

RHP (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Bukauskas' injury occurred where his triceps connects to his shoulder region, he said, which is why he originally believed it to be a lat injury similar to others he has endured in his pitching career.

The Brewers transferred Bukauskas to the 60-day IL on May 10 and he resumed playing catch on May 17. (Last updated: May 17)

LHP (torn UCL)
Expected return: 2025
Miley will miss the remainder of 2024 due to UCL surgery, which typically requires a 10- to 12-month rehab. The surgery was completed on May 7 in Cincinnati, with Dr. Timothy Kremchek operating. Miley underwent testing April 23 on his left elbow to try to diagnose inflammation that he said felt different from the usual bone spurs-related pain he has tried to manage for the past three to four years, and the results initially came back inconclusive on April 24.

Miley flew to Cincinnati that day to have an in-person meeting with doctors and undergo an arthrogram to assess the integrity of the ligaments in the region, which confirmed the structural damage. He was transferred to the 60-day IL on April 30. (Last updated: May 7)

RHP (right shoulder)
Expected return: Late 2024 or 2025
Woodruff underwent shoulder surgery on his throwing arm in October 2023 and was non-tendered by the Brewers the following month. He signed a two-year deal with the club on Feb. 21, when he was placed on the 60-day IL, and will rehab in Milwaukee throughout the season after beginning a throwing program in mid-February. (Last updated: Feb. 21)