Estrada returns to rotation, McClendon recalled

MILWAUKEE — With pitcher Marco Estrada set to rejoin the starting rotation Tuesday night against Cincinnati, the Brewers were forced to make a move on Monday night to open up a spot for their No. 5 starter.

So Milwaukee sent reliever Mike McClendon down to Triple-A Nashville on Monday night very soon after he had been called back up to the major league roster.

The move also ensures that fill-in starter Michael Fiers remains on the major league roster for the time being — or at least until fellow starter Shaun Marcum returns from elbow tightness that caused him to hit the disabled list.

Estrada returns to the mound boasting an 0-3 record with a 4.50 ERA in six starts this season.

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