Brewers LHP Suter (forearm) placed on DL
Field Level Media Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Brent Suter was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of tightness in his forearm, the team announced Friday. Suter's DL stint is retroactive to Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Brewers ca...
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Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Brent Suter was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of tightness in his forearm, the team announced Friday.
Suter's DL stint is retroactive to Tuesday.
In a corresponding move, the Brewers called up right-hander Aaron Wilkerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs to handle Suter's previously scheduled start on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves.
After alllowing five runs in five innings in his last appearance against Minnesota, Suter told the Brewers' trainers about discomfort, which did not improve in the ensuing days. While Milwaukee skipper Craig Counsell warned that forearm injuries could foreshadow more serious injuries, he believes the Brewers have made the proper move in being cautious.
"It's a minor injury," Counsell said. "I think you're always cautious when a pitcher has a forearm injury. At this point it's a minor injury, but it's important we don't let it become something big. So that's why we put him on the DL."
Suter, a three-year veteran, is 8-5 with a 4.53 ERA in 18 appearances (16 starts) this season and has won seven of his past 10 decisions.
"I was trying my best not to miss a start all year," Suter said. "That was my No. 1 goal coming into the season, so it's disappointing that way. But I've got to listen to the docs. They know what they're talking about."
Wilkerson, 29, is 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA in eight outings (seven starts) for Colorado Springs this season and has pitched three innings out of the bullpen for the Brewers. In four appearances over the past two seasons for Milwaukee, Wilkerson is 1-0 with a 6.08 ERA, allowing nine runs and 11 hits in 13 1/3 innings.