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Brewers’ Wade Miley out 4-6 weeks with oblique strain

Milwaukee loses starter after he felt discomfort in non-throwing arm during his start Tuesday.

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The Brewers will be without starter Wade Miley for four to six weeks after he suffered a right oblique strain, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Brewers placed Miley on the 10-day disabled list and reinstated All-Star closer Corey Knebel from the 10-day DL after he was out for six weeks with a strained left hamstring.

Miley suffered the injury during Tuesday’s game — his home debut for Milwaukee — against the Indians after he felt discomfort on his 18th pitch of the game and threw one more before exiting the game in the first inning. The 31-year-old right-hander managed to only record one out in the start, which was only his second outing after being sidelined at the beginning of the year with a groin injury. Miley, who signed a minor-league contract in the offseason, is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 6 13 innings pitched this season.

According to Adam McCalvy of, the Brewers may look into “internal” options to replace Miley in the rotation. Brent Suter and minor-leaguers Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta are among the names that could help fill the void for now for the Brewers, who are in a tie for second place in the NL Central with the Pirates and are only a half game behind the Cardinals for first.