Brewers Lose All-Star Pitcher To Injured List

While the Milwaukee Brewers got a sterling start from one of their aces on Tuesday night—Corbin Burnes—their co-ace, unfortunately, didn't have quite as good a day. Brandon Woodruff has been placed on the injured list. 

Woodruff is out with right shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to his last start, on April 8th. The 30-year-old two-time All-Star isn't concerned that he'll miss more than the 15-day minimum. 

"I've dealt with some of this stuff before, to different degrees in different spots in the season. But dealing with it now so early, there's just no sense in pushing it... and then it could lead to something big where you miss a big chunk of the season.

"It's probably gonna be a thing where it's a minimum stay (on the IL)."

Woodruff was off to a sizzling start to the season, with an 0.79 ERA through his first two starts. Through 11.1 innings, he'd struck out 12 against only three walks while surrendering just seven hits and one earned run.

Last year, the seven-season veteran posted a 13-4 mark with a 3.05 ERA and a career-high 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. 

In Woodruff's spot, the Brewers have called up some Junk from the minors... Janson Junk, specifically. The 27-year-old has been on fire down at Triple-A, posting a 0.90 ERA through 10 innings. 

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