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Brewers place Marco Estrada on DL, call up Tyler Thornburg

Jun 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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Marco Estrada is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring injury and the Brewers will replace him on the roster with Triple-A right-hander Tyler Thornburg.

Estrada injured his hamstring during Monday’s start, continuing a rough season that has seen him serve up a league-high 14 homers on the way to a 5.32 ERA. His performance has been particularly disappointing considering how well Estrada pitched last year in his first shot as a full-time starter for the Brewers.

Thornburg pitched fairly well in his 22-inning debut last season, but has struggled mightily at Triple-A this year with a 6.75 ERA in 12 starts. However, he has racked up 64 strikeouts in 56 innings and the 2010 third-round pick pitched very well at Triple-A in the second half of last season.

  1. therealbigben - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    “Whats our record Larry?”

    “8-16″

    “How did we ever win 8?”

    “It’s a miracle!”

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Too many stories involving the Brewers the last 2 days and none of them are good. The 2013 season can go to hell.

    • brewcrewchamps - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      Yup, throwin in the towel right now seems appropriate

  3. sdemp - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    With a 6.75 ERA Thurnburg fits right in with the rest of the starters.

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