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Brewers' Ethan Small: Sent to Triple-A camp
Small was optioned Monday to Triple-A Nashville by the Brewers, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Small was auditioning for a bullpen spot with the Brewers this spring, but he comes up short -- at least to begin the season. The left-hander has shown impressive swing-and-miss stuff but also has had trouble finding the strike zone, and that includes three walks in five innings over four Cactus League appearances. If Small can ever find the command, he has a chance to be a fantasy contributor, but there's as much risk as reward in his profile.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Auditioning for bullpen role
Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday that Small is competing for a spot in the Brewers' Opening Day bullpen as a long reliever, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Though Aaron Ashby is expected to be sidelined until at least mid-May due to a shoulder injury, Small isn't being viewed as a candidate to replace him in the rotation, at least not to begin the season. Small was roughed up in his first two big-league starts in 2022 (7.11 ERA, 2.53 WHIP, 7:8 K:BB in 6.1 innings), but Counsell believes the southpaw can find more success working as a multi-inning reliever. Hoby Milner and Justin Wilson are the only other lefty relievers on the 40-man roster at the moment, which could work in Small's favor as he aims to secure a spot in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Wild in return to majors
Small allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three in 3.2 innings in a 7-6 victory Tuesday against Minnesota. He didn't factor into the decision.
Small was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Tuesday's game and struggled in his return to the majors. Byron Buxton welcomed him back by launching a solo shot to lead off the game and the Twins added two more runs in the third. Only 33 of his 63 pitches went for strikes and he has now walked eight batters in 6.1 innings across his two big-league starts. With two off days over the next week, the Brewers might not need Small to make another start any time soon, and he could return to Nashville shortly.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Sent down Wednesday
Small was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.
Small returned to the majors to start Tuesday's game against the Twins, and he allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three in 3.2 innings. The Brewers have two scheduled days off approaching, so the Brewers could get by with a four-man rotation in the short term while Small heads back to the minors. Reliever Peter Strzelecki was recalled from Nashville in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Set for Tuesday's start
Small will start Tuesday's game against the Twins, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Small is slated to make the second start of his big-league career after a shaky debut earlier in 2022. He's expected to remain in the starting five past Tuesday's outing barring any significant changes to Milwaukee's pitching plans.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Called up, likely to join rotation
Small was called up from Triple-A Nashville on Monday.
Small will return to Milwaukee for the first time since making his major-league debut May 30, when he allowed two runs over 2.2 innings against the Cubs. The left-hander owns a 3.34 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 81 strikeouts over 72.2 frames in 15 starts with Nashville. Small is expected to start Tuesday versus the Twins, replacing Jason Alexander as the No. 5 option in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Sent down following debut
Small was optioned to Triple-A Nashville following the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Small made his major-league debut as the starter in Monday's matinee, and he allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out four in 2.2 innings. While it wouldn't be surprising to see the southpaw claim a more permanent rotation spot at some point this year, he'll head back to Nashville, where he's posted a 1.88 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 38.1 innings over eight starts this year.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Contract officially selected
Small had his contract selected by the Brewers and will start Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.
Small will make his major-league debut in the day game Monday. He's posted a 1.88 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 49 strikeouts over 38.1 innings with Triple-A Nashville this season and he could stick around as a sixth starter with the Brewers moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Bound for majors
The Brewers are planning to select Small's contract from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Monday's doubleheader with the Cubs, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Milwaukee hasn't officially confirmed his call-up or announced their plans for Small, but he's expected to slot into the rotation to start in one half of the series-opening twin bill at Wrigley Field. One of Milwaukee's top pitching prospects, Small dazzled over his eight starts at Nashville this season, logging a 1.88 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 49:21 K:BB across 38.1 innings. Whether he makes any starts beyond Monday will likely hinge on how he performs against the Cubs; if Small excels in his MLB debut, the Brewers could opt to move to a six-man rotation that features the lefty as a replacement for Freddy Peralta (lat), who is without a clear timeline to return from the 15-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Promotion confirmed
Manager Craig Counsell confirmed Small will have his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville to start Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Small has a 1.88 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 49:21 K:BB over 38.1 innings at Nashville this season, and he's now poised to make his major-league debut. The 25-year-old is Milwaukee's top pitching prospect, and he could secure additional opportunities in the rotation with a strong showing Monday. Aaron Ashby is rounding out the Brewers' rotation with Freddy Peralta (lat) on the injured list, but the team has utilized a six-man group at times this season, and Small may be able to remain in the big leagues as the sixth starter.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Goes six innings in return
Small (illness) struck out three and allowed one run on five hits and no walks over six innings Tuesday in Triple-A Nashville's 6-4 win over Toledo.
Small missed his last turn through Nashville's rotation after he picked up a non-COVID-19-related illness, but he quickly moved past the ailment. The 25-year-old lefty doesn't have a spot on the 40-man roster, but he's put himself in the conversation for a call-up to Milwaukee if the team requires a spot starter at any point. Through his eight starts at Nashville, Small has compiled a 1.88 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 49:21 K:BB across 38.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Scratched with illness
Small was scratched from his scheduled start with Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday due to a non-COVID-19 illness, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Small figures to be unavailable for a few days until he's clear of the ailment. The 25-year-old has a 1.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 46:21 K:BB over 32.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Gets it done in season debut
Small allowed two unearned runs over 4.1 innings in his first start of the season with Triple-A Nashville. He allowed two hits and posted a 6:2 K:BB in the contest.
Small opened at the Triple-A level for the first time, and he was plenty effective in his season debut. He now owns a 1.83 ERA in 10 career Triple-A appearances, but he also owns a 1.32 WHIP and 30:23 K:BB at the same level, so he still has some things to iron out. If he does, chances are the 25-year-old will see his first action in the big leagues at some point this season.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Returns from injured list
Small (finger) was activated off the 7-day injured list and started for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, Sounds broadcaster Jeff Hem reports.
Small delivered two scoreless frames in his first start since July 6 after being on the injured list with a strained tendon in his left middle finger. The 24-year-old made one rehab appearance with the rookie-level affiliate Tuesday and is now back with Nashville to close out the Triple-A season. He has a 1.77 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 73:30 K:BB over 56 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this year.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Begins rehab assignment
Small (finger) reported to the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on Tuesday to begin a rehab assignment, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Small landed on the shelf in mid-July with a strained tendon in his left middle finger, and he'll start a rehab stint in hopes of rejoining Triple-A Nashville for the end of the minor-league campaign. The left-hander has a 1.77 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 73:30 K:BB across 56 innings between the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Shut down for two weeks
Small (finger), who was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Nashville on Thursday, won't throw for at least two weeks before being re-evaluated, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Once he's cleared to throw again, Small will need additional time to ramp up for starting duty, so he could be on the shelf for more than a month due to a tendon strain of his left middle finger. Between stops at Nashville and Double-A Biloxi this season, Small has compiled a 1.77 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 56 innings.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Lands on injured list
Small was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Nashville on Friday with an undisclosed injury.
It's not clear at this point what Small is dealing with, but he'll be on the shelf until at least next Friday. The left-hander has allowed just two earned runs across 14.2 innings in his three starts since being promoted to Nashville on June 22. Despite his success, Small was already viewed as a long shot to get a big-league callup this season. Given that he's now out with injury, the southpaw seems even more likely to remain in the minors through the end of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Ethan Small: Dealing with finger strain
Triple-A Nashville placed Small on its 7-day injured list Thursday due to a strained tendon in his left middle finger, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
According to Rosiak, the injury predates Small's appearance in the All-Star Futures Game last weekend, though the southpaw was bothered by the finger issue in that outing. The Brewers are expected to hold him out for a few weeks with the hope that the shutdown period resolves the injury. In his three starts for Nashville since receiving a promotion from Double-A Biloxi in June, Small has given up two earned runs on 12 hits and nine walks while striking out six in 14.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
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