Milwaukee Brewers star closer Josh Hader took home some hardware in April, winning the MLB's Reliever of the Month award for the National League. But, the lights-out lefty hasn't pitched since April 27 with growing concern around his back spasms injury issue.
Fortunately, manager Craig Counsell provided an update on Hader following Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds, and it's a huge sigh of relief.
Josh Hader Injury Update
According to Counsell, Hader threw a bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon, and "it went well," as reported by Brewers insider Adam McCalvy.
Milwaukee has played five games since Hader last pitched, and notched a pair of blowout wins in four of those contests. Devin Williams ended up picking up saves in the other two Brewers' wins during that stretch.
Based on Counsell's comments, Brewers fans could see Hader return sooner than later. Part of the issue with closing ballgames on a World Series favorite is the lack of close wins. Three of Milwaukee's 16 wins have already come via blowout fashion.
Hader seems to be just fine. There's no indication of an IL trip and the three-time All-Star should be ready to return to action sooner than later.
Milwaukee enters Wednesday with a 16-8 record and the sixth-best odds to win the 2022 World Series (+1300) on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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