Milwaukee Brewers Place Flamethrower Pitcher On Waivers

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed flamethrower Thyago Vieira on waivers.

Known for his blazing fastball, which averages 98 mph and frequently touches triple digits, Vieira's impressive velocity has been a double-edged sword this season.

Despite his ability to overpower hitters, Vieira has struggled with control, posting a 5.64 ERA over 22.1 innings and allowing six home runs.

His high strikeout rate of 23.6% has been overshadowed by a concerning 12.3% walk rate, contributing to his inconsistency on the mound.

Vieira's difficulties in finding the strike zone and his tendency to give up hard contact have led to this decision as the Brewers seek more reliable bullpen options.

To fill Vieira's roster spot, the Brewers have called up right-hander Bradley Blalock from Double-A Biloxi for his MLB debut.

Blalock, 23, acquired from the Red Sox in last year's Luis Urias trade, has impressed this season with a 2.27 ERA over seven starts at Double-A.

Known for his above-average command and a solid mix of pitches, Blalock provides a valuable option for both starting and long relief roles. With the Brewers' rotation currently affected by injuries to key pitchers like Brandon Woodruff and Wade Miley, Blalock's promotion adds much-needed depth to the pitching staff.

Additionally, the Brewers have made further roster adjustments by optioning outfielder Chris Roller to Triple-A Nashville and reinstating outfielder Joey Wiemer from the injured list.

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