Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress to make his first career start tonight

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The Brewers have had to do some shuffling with their rotation lately, and today would be a day for a spot start. Rather than call someone up, Craig Counsell is going with a bullpen game. The first man out of the bullpen today: Jeremy Jeffress.

Jeffress has pitched in 263 major league games, all in relief. He last started back in 2011, when he was at Double-A. He’ll be on a short pitch count for a starter tonight — probably 50ish — but it’ll be a stretch for him. It’ll be interesting to see how he does.