Out with oblique strain Burnes was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left oblique strain.
Impact The 25-year-old exited Thursday's start during the fourth inning with lower back discomfort, but further evaluation showed it to be an oblique issue. Thursday's outing was already Burnes' final start of the regular season, but the injury removes him from consideration to pitch during the Wild Card round next week should Milwaukee qualify. According to Will Sammon of The Athletic, manager Craig Counsell said the severity of the injury will likely sideline the right-hander through the second round of the playoffs, if the Brewers are even still playing. Burnes finishes a breakout 2020 campaign with a 2.11 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 88:24 K:BB over 59.2 innings.
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