Brewers: 5 Candidates to fill the closer's role with Devin Williams out with injury

Devin Williams has two stress fractures in his back and is expected to miss around three months

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4. Hoby Milner

The left-handed pitcher who is entering his fourth season with the Brewers has no experience as a closer in his seven-year MLB career. But, he could enter the ninth in certain situations where the opposing team has a left-handed batter on deck or at the plate.

Milner had the best season of his career last year posting a 1.82 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 3.13 FIP. Opposing hitters had a .207 batting average when facing Milner, making him a true threat while throwing on the mound for Milwaukee.

Milner was utilized during many different innings last season but appeared in the 9th inning just six separate times.

5. Elvis Peguero

An option that no one seems to be considering is Elvis Peguero who was a big part of the Brewers bullpen last season. In 61.1 innings pitched, he had a 3.38 ERA and struck out 21.4 K% of opposing batters.

Peguero has a small amount of experience when it comes to closing games as he grabbed five saves in the minor leagues while with the Angels affiliate in 2022. He only relies on two pitches which are a slider that had a 41.0% whiff rate in 2023 and a sinker that sits around 96.0 MPH.

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