Brewers recall Guerra, DFA Hoover
The Milwaukee Brewers made a series of roster moves Wednesday ahead of their matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals, recalling right-handed pitchers Junior Guerra and Jorge Lopez from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Guerra’s return to the majors has been in the cards since Saturday, when the Brewers optioned right-hander Brandon Woodruff to Triple-A. Guerra, who broke out as a starter in 2016, struggled last year in 21 appearances for Milwaukee, finishing with a 5.12 ERA and 1.479 WHIP. He’s set to start Wednesday afternoon.
Lopez has yet to allow a hit this season in 2 1/3 innings of work with the Sky Sox. Phillips has struggled at the plate this season, but made two appearances during his latest call-up, going 1-for-7 with four strikeouts. Hoover made a quick cameo Tuesday in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals, facing eight batters in a single inning of work, while allowing four hits, three runs — all of them earned — and a walk.