Milwaukee Brewers Promote Big-time Prospect

With Luis Urias going on the injured list with a hamstring injury, the Milwaukee Brewers are replacing him on the roster by calling up one of their top prospects, power/speed combo outfielder Joey Wiemer.

Wiemer is the Brewers' No. 3 prospect, after being selected in the 4th round of the 2020 MLB Draft. He's blasted 48 homers while stealing 61 bases in his two minor league seasons, while batting .274 with an .872 OPS. 

Brian Anderson, who began the season in the outfield, will now move back to his natural position at third base, taking over for Urias, while Wiemer will get his first shot in the bigs playing right field for the Brew Crew. 

He had a big family contingent on hand to watch his big league debut on Saturday, and said they were all "stoked." Wiemer collected his first hit—a double—in Milwaukee's 3-1 win at Wrigley Field over the Cubs.  

In A-Ball in 2021, at two levels, Wiemer dominated, mashing 27 HR, with 30 SBs and a .958 OPS in just 109 games. In 2022, moving up to Double-A and Triple-A, he hit 21 dingers with 31 swipes, and an .801 OPS. Strikeouts have been a problem for him, however, so he'll need to get that under control if he is to stick in the majors. 

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