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Brewers Pitching Staff Gets Another Blow With Miguel Sanchez Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff gets another blow with the latest Miguel Sanchez injury update.
The Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff gets another blow with the latest Miguel Sanchez injury update. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The month of June hasn't been kind for the Milwaukee Brewers, who manage to stay atop the NL Central standings with the surging St. Louis Cardinals. Injuries have been a mainstay for Milwaukee in 2022, especially to the pitching staff.

Starting pitchers Brandon Woodruff, Aaron Ashby and Freddy Peralta all remain on the IL with various ailments. Unfortunately, the bad news keeps coming.

The Brewers are now working through news that reliever Miguel Sanchez is dealing with a forearm issue, one that required further evaluation. Brewers insider Adam McCalvy reports the second-year righty has pitched himself into more "prominent innings."

Miguel Sanchez Injury Update

Sanchez' injury took a dreary turn on Saturday afternoon when the team officially placed him on the 15-day IL with right UCL discomfort. This IL placement is retroactive to June 22.

Brewers News

The harshest reality of this news involves Sanchez' specific issue. Whenever the terms injury and UCL are mentioned together, that creates immediate fears of Tommy John surgery. Milwaukee has yet to disclose this as an option, but the worry of Brewers fans is justified. The franchise has also not yet revealed a timeline for his recovery.

Sanchez joined the big leagues in June of 2021 and owns a respectable 4.12 ERA through 39.1 innings of work. The 28-year-old righty tallied three games finished and struck out nine batters in 13.1 innings this season.

Milwaukee reinstated a pair of pitchers, Trevor Gott and Jandel Gustave, from the 15-day IL in a corresponding move.

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