Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:49:30 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Johnny Hellweg spent the winter bulking up to avoid wearing down and losing weight during the season. Hellweg finished last year weighing 208 pounds and entered camp weighing 245 pounds. "Just worked out hard, changed my diet, ate right," said Hellweg, 25. "I cut out a lot of bad stuff in my diet. Mostly protein and carbs, no gluten. It helped. It was a lot of work, actually. In the end I was sick of eating so much this offseason. It's a grind." He went 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 23 starts in the minors last year but struggled with command after his call-up to the majors. Hellweg is expected to start the year in the minors again.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:54:09 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers are going with a six-man rotation for the rest of the year to get an extended look at SPs Tyler Thornburg and Johnny Hellweg. Hellweg was the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year at Triple-A Nashville.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:57:30 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Johnny Hellweg will join the rotation Saturday, Sept. 7, against the Chicago Cubs. He will get a chance to start down the stretch, with a chance to earn a job in 2014.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:12:57 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled Ps Johnny Hellweg and Jimmy Nelson and 1B Sean Halton Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:21:42 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned SP Johnny Hellweg to Triple-A Wisconsin.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 11:21:13 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Johnny Hellweg is scheduled to start against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, July 10. However, he could be optioned to the minors after the game to make room for OF Ryan Braun (thumb) on the 25-man roster.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:41:12 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled SP Johnny Hellweg from Triple-A Nashville Tuesday, June 25. He is tentatively scheduled to start Friday, June 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates in place of the injured SP Alfredo Figaro (oblique).
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:48:57 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Johnny Hellweg hasn't made a start for Triple-A Nashville since June 11, and he won't pitch in the next few days. The team is having him rest so that they "don't face inning limits later in the year." Ps Jimmy Nelson and Tyler Thornburg, who are also with Nashville, will be on a similar plan. Hellweg is 6-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 13 starts (70 2/3 innings). He's struck out 48, walked 44 and is limiting opponents to a .197 average.
Fantasy Tip: Hellweg, Nelson and Thornburg could be September call-ups, but it's not realistic to expect them before that. They're probably strictly NL-only commodities if they make their major league debuts this season.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:05:58 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers optioned Ps Johnny Hellweg and Tyler Thornburg to Triple-A Nashville Monday, March 11.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:36:22 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers P Johnny Hellweg, who hasn't pitched above Double-A in his career, is impressing in camp and he has a chance to earn a bullpen job on Opening Day with the big club. He has worked four scoreless innings this spring, and hitters have a minuscule .083 batting average against him.