Wisconsin Native Former Brewers Hurler Finds New Home In AL Central

Hortonville native Caleb Boushley made his MLB debut with the Brewers in 2023
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One of the coolest stories from the 2023 Brewers was that of Caleb Boushley. Boushley, the Hortonville, WI native spent the past few years in Triple-A Nashville, and he had finally earned a promotion to the big league club for his MLB debut late in the season.

Boushley grew up a Brewers fan, played at UW-La Crosse, and on a Friday night in Milwaukee, he finally got the chance to put on a Brewers uniform and pitch against the Chicago Cubs.

What happened was one of the most memorable MLB debuts in recent Brewers history. Boushley pitched the final 2.1 IP, striking out 5 Cubs in a tight game, and earned the win following a walk-off from Carlos Santana in the 10th inning. He got the Gatorade bath, the postgame interview, and a massive crowd of his family and friends were right behind him.

Former Brewers pitcher and Wisconsin native Caleb Boushley finds a new home with the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central.

Despite impressing in high pressure moments, the Brewers optioned Boushley down to the minors the next day and he was outrighted off the 40 man roster following the season, and he was eligible for minor league free agency.

Boushley has found a new organization now, signing a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins. He will receive an invitation to major league spring training as well. The Twins are another nearby team so Boushley will stay close to home and there will likely be more opportunity for him in his new organization.

The Twins have had a pretty quiet offseason, dealing with uncertainty in their regional sports network contract. They've lost a couple of rotation arms and haven't really added to backfill those innings. There's opportunity for Boz to crack the big league club in Minnesota and stay there more consistently than what he would've had in Milwaukee.

Boushley had pitched quite well in the minors but the Brewers have several high-end pitching prospects they'd like to give chances to and it was clear the 30 year old Boushley wasn't in the Brewers long term plans, either in the rotation or the bullpen.

It was great to see him get the one opportunity late in the season when the Brewers had the NL Central wrapped up and he made the most of it. Now he'll get another opportunity, hopefully a more plentiful one with his new team in the Minnesota Twins.