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Brewers activate Jeremy Jeffress from injured list

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The Brewers announced on Tuesday that reliever Jeremy Jeffress was activated from the 10-day injured list. The Brewers also recalled pitcher Aaron Wilkerson from Triple-A San Antonio. To create roster space, pitcher Freddy Peralta was placed on the 10-day injured list with an SC joint injury and pitcher Jack Petricka was optioned to Single-A Wisconsin.

Jeffress, 31, was removed from a spring training appearance in early March due to a sore right shoulder. The right-hander had a huge bounce-back year for the Brewers in 2018, posting a 1.29 ERA with 15 saves and an 89/27 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings.

It is unclear how the Brewers plan to utilize Jeffress, but it would make sense if the club were to ease him back into high-leverage situations behind Josh Hader, who has acted as the pimary closer so far.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.