The Milwaukee Brewers continue to tinker with their bullpen. Aaron Wilkerson has been recalled from Triple-A San Antonio and Jay Jackson has been optioned.
RHP Aaron Wilkerson has been recalled from Triple-A San Antonio. RHP Jay Jackson has been optioned there. pic.twitter.com/rvyTkmLcy8
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 3, 2019
Wilkerson has been effective as a starter in Triple-A. In 14 starts, he’s gone 7-1 with a 3.06 ERA. However, he hasn’t found the same success in the big leagues. In five relief appearances, Wilkerson has allowed earned runs each time out.
According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Wilkerson will be the go-to guy if Gio Gonzalez shows any sign of shoulder struggle in his start on Saturday.
The Brewers will keep a close eye on Gio Gonzalez today for signs of shoulder trouble, Craig Counsell said. They called up Aaron Wilkerson, a starter in Triple-A, to cover innings if needed.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 3, 2019
Jackson has made 10 appearances with the Brewers posting a 5.79 ERA across 14 innings.