Jun 2, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Mike Fiers (64) reacts after allowing four runs in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Fiers Called Up to Start for Matt Garza, Rob Wooten to AAA

Mike Fiers will be returning to the Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation for the first time since June 2, 2013.

Fiers was recalled from AAA Nashville after Friday’s 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to fill the rotation slot vacated when Matt Garza went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.

Fiers struggled with the Brewers in 2013, to the tune of a 7.25 ERA in just 22 1/3 innings of work. He has been much better in Nashville this year, with an 8-5 record and 2.55 ERA (2.86 FIP) in 102.1 innings of work over 17 starts.

Fiers is striking out 11.35 batters per nine innings and walking just 1.50.  He’s not a powerful pitcher but he’s deceptive.

In 2012 for Milwaukee, Fiers made 22 starts and had one relief appearance. He had a 3.74 ERA (3.09 FIP) for Milwaukee that season.

Wooten only made two appearances for the Brewers since being recalled from Nashville on Sunday after the Garza injury.

Garza signed a 4-year, $50 million contract with the Brewers in the off-season to help bolster the rotation. When he went down he was 7-7 with a 3.58 ERA (3.53 FIP).

Over his last three starts before his injury, Garza had allowed just two runs and eight hits in 21 innings of work.

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