Brewers Promote Pitching Prospect


The Milwaukee Brewers are promoting left-handed pitcher Ethan Small from Triple-A Nashville. Small, 25, will join the Brewers pitching squad to help bear the load of work left behind by starting pitcher Freddie Peralta, who sustained a shoulder injury last week. Several days ago, sources confirmed that Peralta's injury is "significant" and that the right-hander will miss a large portion of the season. 

Although Brewers reliever and occasional-starter Aaron Ashby was seen as Peralta's most-likely replacement, he's not ready to throw more than six innings of work yet. What's more, Ashby joining the rotation leaves a hole in the bullpen, which Ethan Small can help fill. 

Originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018, Small has put up excellent numbers with Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate this season. He holds a 1.88 ERA and has struck out 49 batters over 38.1 innings of work. Since 2019, Small's statistics look even better. Over the past three seasons, he's accumulated 177 strikeouts and a sparkling 1.78 ERA over 136.2 innings. 

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