Report: Brewers to call up outfield prospect Joey Wiemer
Another top Milwaukee Brewers prospect will soon be making his major-league debut.
According to a report Friday night, outfielder Joey Wiemer is going to be called up from Class AAA Nashville with the Brewers resuming their season-opening series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday.
The move presumably comes in response to a hamstring injury suffered by Luis Urías while running the bases in the ninth inning of Thursday’s 4-0 loss.
If Urías lands on the injured list, then Brian Anderson would shift to third base and Wiemer would slot into right field alongside centerfielder Garrett Mitchell.
There was no immediate official announcement by the Brewers.
Wiemer, who just turned 24, was the Brewers’ fourth-round pick in 2020 out of the University of Cincinnati.
He was one of the final cuts at the end of camp and was set to open with Class AAA Nashville along with fellow outfield prospect Sal Frelick.
Now, he’ll join infielder Brice Turang and right-hander Gus Varland as rookies who will make their major-league debuts against the Cubs.
Wiemer will need to be added to the 40-man roster, but the Brewers have moves they can make there to accommodate him.
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