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, 13 Aug 2013 18:40:37 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers P Tyler Thornburg might be the odd-man out when SP Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) is ready to return from the 15-day disabled list. Thornburg will start Wednesday, Aug. 14, against the Texas Rangers, and then he could be sent to the minors.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:11:48 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) is dealing with a mild strain of his left hamstring. SP Tyler Thornburg is expected to replace Gallardo in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo is having an extremely disappointing season, and his DL placement was probably a good thing for his owners. There are probably better options to replace him in shallow formats. Thornburg is a candidate for ownership in NL leagues.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:38:21 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Tyler Thornburg will start Game 2 of the team's doubleheader Tuesday, July 30.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:06:41 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled SP Tyler Thornburg from Triple-A Nashville Friday, June 28. He gives the team a fresh arm for the bullpen.
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.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 11:03:58 -0700
Confirming a previous report, the Milwaukee Brewers have activated RP Jim Henderson (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, P Tyler Thornburg has been optioned to Triple-A Nashville.
Fantasy Tip: Henderson will not return immediately to the closer's role, so Francisco Rodriguez remains Milwaukee's go-to guy at the end of the game. Manager Ron Roenicke wants to be cautious with Henderson and said it makes sense to use him "somewhere other than the ninth inning."
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:58:23 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The club has recalled P Tyler Thornburg from Triple-A Nashville to take Estrada's place on the roster. Writer Tom Haudricourt speculates that Thornburg was probably called up to take Estrada's next turn, which comes on Saturday, June 8, against the Philadelphia Phillies, unless Milwaukee needs him out of the bullpen beforehand.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how long Estrada will be sidelined, but it could be more than the minimum based on previous reports. Thornburg is an interesting prospect, but as Haudricourt notes, he's not had a good season for the Sounds, so fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach. The Brewers could end up recalling and going with Mike Fiers, who has also disappointed 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.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:53:02 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers Ps Tyler Thornburg and Hiram Burgos might be pushed a big faster than originally anticipated with the team falling short on free-agent pitching help, and the team apparently unwilling to overpay for the remaining free agents. In a perfect world, they would go to Triple-A Nashville to start the season, but they could be in the mix for the big league club as well.