With the Milwaukee Brewers still looking to rest some of the pitchers who will be relied upon heavily in the playoffs, the team made some more roster moves on Friday. One could give the opportunity of a lifetime to a player from right here in Wisconsin.
Minor leaguer Caleb Boushley was added to an MLB roster for the first time in his career as one of several moves that the team made on Friday. It means there are three days left for the pride of Hortonville, WI to play for his hometown team.
The Brewers acquired Boshley in December of 2021 when they selected him in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft. He was selected from the Padres, who originally drafted him in the 33rd round of the 2017 draft.
Milwaukee sent Boushley to Triple-A Nashville to kick of his tenure in the organization and he ended up being one of the team's best starters in 2022. In 25 starts, he went 12-2 with a 3.25 ERA and even ended up being the starter in the Sounds' playoff game that year.
Boushley didn't have quite as much success in 2023, going 9-8 with a 5.11 ERA. But with the Brewers looking to make sure that some of their top arms are fresh for the playoffs, Boushley gets to possible reap the benefits and maybe make his MLB debut, in a series against the team's biggest rival, no less.
While Caleb Boushley was added to the roster on Friday, Julio Teheran was designated for assignment by the Brewers.
To make room for Boushley on both the 40-man and 28-man rosters, Julio Teheran ended up being the odd man out. Though he's no longer on the team, the veteran pitcher played a huge part in the Brewers' success in 2023.
Signed as a free agent in May, Teheran helped stabilize a starting rotation that desperately needed it due to injuries. But after excelling in his first several starts, he came crashing down to earth before hitting the injured list with an injury of his own.
Teheran had recently returned from the IL and been pitching in relief for Milwaukee. Knowing that they likely weren't going to be carrying him on the playoff roster, though, his roster spot ended up going to Boushley instead.
The Brewers announced two other roster moves on Friday as well. Ethan Small, who earned his first career MLB save on Thursday, was optioned back to Triple-A while reliever Clayton Andrews was recalled to take his spot.
There are just three games left in Milwaukee's regular season and odds are that these aren't the final roster moves that fans will end up seeing.