Right-hander Brandon Woodruff has been put on the 15-day injured list by the Brewers due to a high ankle injury, according to Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The team does not believe that the injury will have long-term consequences.
A squad already struggling with the long-term absence of Freddy Peralta will take a hit from this injury, which is not yet known to be severe. Peter Strzelecki, a right-handed reliever from Triple-A Nashville, has been called up to the active roster. During his final outing in St. Louis on Friday, the 29-year-old felt an ankle ailment, but he was confident in his ability to continue.
However, the pain lingered when he mounted the mound for the fifth inning, and he was forced to leave the game. Milwaukee sent Woodruff for diagnostics and an MRI, which revealed that the outer ligament of his ankle had been damaged.
Woodruff’s injury not serious
“It’s just normal baseball. That’s the sad part about it. Everybody wants to be healthy. It sucks because it came at a bad time, but honestly, I would rather this pop up right now than it pop up in August or September. We can manage the middle part of the season.
“But yes, it’s very bad timing because Freddy just went down and he’s going to be out for a while. I don’t think it’s going to be a month-long deal or nothing. I’m hoping it’s going to be a couple of weeks and I get to be back out there. I’ll have to rest these first couple of days and let everything calm down.”Woodruff told MLB.com