Brewers mum on plan for Wang, September callups
MILWAUKEE -- A night after Brewers reliever Wei-Chung Wang was transferred from Class A Wisconsin to Class A Advanced Brevard County on his Minor League rehab assignment, Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke wasn't ready to publicly commit to a plan for the rest of the left-hander's season.
Wang, a Rule 5 Draft pick, was with Milwaukee from Opening Day until he was placed on the disabled list July 11 with left shoulder tightness. Because of his inexperience, Wang appeared only 13 times during the Brewers' first 93 games and compiled an 11.12 ERA.
Wang has transitioned back to a starting role during the rehab stint, most recently pitching 6 1/3 innings and allowing one run on three hits for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday. With rosters expanding in September, Wang could rejoin the team without necessitating a corresponding roster move, but Roenicke wouldn't say whether the team was planning to recall him or shut him down for the season.
Similarly, he was mum on who else the team might call up for the September playoff push.
"I don't know if it's necessarily a secret, it's just we haven't talked about what we're doing exactly to make it public," Roenicke said. "We know who we're going to probably bring up, but I'd rather not say."
He did note that he didn't want to bring up players who would just ride the bench.
"It needs to be a reason why we're bringing guys up," Roenicke said.