Milwaukee Brewers placed right-hander Brandon Woodruff in IL with a high ankle sprain

CHICAGO — Milwaukee Brewers Starter placed right-handed Brandon Woodruff The injured list for the 15-day period, right high ankle sprain from Monday's split doubleheader with Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field

This move will be retroactive to May 28, 2008.

Woodruff, who is a two-time All-Star and suffered the injury on Friday at St. Louis, when he pitched four inning in a loss. In nine games, he's now 5-3 and has a 4.74 ERA.

Milwaukee's second-place team has suffered another setback with Woodruff's death.

Right-hander Freddy Peralta On May 23, Peralta went on the 15 day IL with a right posterior shoulder strain. Peralta, who was an All-Star last season, is 3-2 and has a 4.42 ERA in eight of this season's games.

Craig Counsell, Woodruff's manager said that Woodruff was feeling pain when he was throwing. He did not have a precise schedule for Woodruff's return at 29 years old.

Counsell stated, “We just have to back off and calm him down before he throws again.” It's difficult to predict when that will happen. While it is possible for it to be brief, it is possible that it will take some time before it stops.

Woodruff stated to reporters that he hopes he won't have to be out of work for too long.

According to Woodruff, “I don't believe it's going be a monthlong contract or nothing.” “I'm hoping it will be a few weeks and I get back there. The first few days will be spent resting and letting everything settle down.

Ethan Small is Milwaukee's top prospect in pitching. He will face Cubs righty Matt Swarmer.

Peter Strzelecki, the right-hander for the Brewers, was recalled by Triple-A Nashville to take Woodruff's place on the 26-man roster.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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