It took righthander Brandon Woodruff six more weeks than originally planned but he finally made his major league debut for the Brewers.
Woodruff, a 24-year-old who rocketed up the organization's prospect depth chart in recent years, was slated to make his first start for Milwaukee on June 13 in the first game of a doubleheader in St. Louis. But, incredibly, he strained a hamstring stretching in the outfield before going to the bullpen to warm up and was placed on the disabled list.
It was a disheartening development for Woodruff, an 11th-round pick in 2014 out of Mississippi State. He did his time on the DL, including a return to the Brewers' training facility in Phoenix, before beginning a brief minor league rehab stint.