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Friday, July 11, 2014

Brewers Injury Update: Wei-Chung Wang hits DL

By on 7/11/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday by the score of 9-1. The loss was the Brewers' 10th in their last 11 games. Even with the free fall, the Brewers are 52-41 and remain in first place in the National League Central. After the game, the Brewers placed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tightness. 

As reported by Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel, Wang, a Rule 5 draft pick on their roster all season as required, was rarely used except in blowout games.  Wang was placed on the disabled list with shoulder tightness and Jimmy Nelson was called up from Triple-A Nashville. Nelson is expected to start against the Cardinals on Saturday, replacing Marco Estrada.

Wang pitched in 12 games in the Gulf Coast League last season in the Pirates organization. He went 1-3 with a 3.23 ERA, allowing 37 hits and walking only four, while striking out 42 in 47 1/3 innings.

Wang, a 22-year old from Taiwan, appeared in 13 games for the Brewers this season. He struggled mightily, allowing 30 hits, 21 earned runs and six home runs, in 17 innings for an ERA of 11.12.  

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  1. Liar Liar Pants on Fire. Wang is not injured.