Another hit to Brewers' rotation: Woodruff to IL

by Daryn Albert - The Brewers placed right-hander Brandon Woodruff on the 15-day injured list with a right high ankle sprain on Monday.

Another hit to Brewers' rotation: Woodruff to IL

Milwaukee Brewers put right-hander Brandon Woodruff on IL with high ankle sprain 1:33 PM ET ESPN News Services CHICAGO -- The Milwaukee Brewers placed right-handed starter Brandon Woodruff on the 15-day injured list with a right high ankle sprain on Monday before their split doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The move is retroactive to May 28. Woodruff a two-time All-Star, suffered the injury in his previous start, on Friday at St. Louis when he pitched four innings in a loss. He's 5-3 with a 4.74 ERA in nine games this season. Editor's Picks Woodruff's loss is another setback for Milwaukee's rotation. Right-hander Freddy Peralta went on the 15-day IL on May 23 with a right posterior shoulder strain. Peralta, an All-Star for the first time last season, is 3-2 with a 4.42 ERA in eight games this season. Manager Craig Counsell said Woodruff was experiencing pain when throwing. He didn't have an exact schedule for the 29-year-old's return. "We just need to back off and calm that down before he can throw again," Counsell said. "It's just a little hard to predict the timing of that. Certainly it's possible that it's short, it's possible that it's a little longer until it quiets down." Woodruff told reporters that he is hopeful he won't be sidelined too long. "I don't think it's going to be a monthlong deal or nothing," Woodruff said, according to MLB.com. "I'm hoping it's going to be a couple of weeks and I get to be back out there. I'll have to rest these first couple of days and let everything calm down." Milwaukee's top pitching prospect, left-hander Ethan Small, was recalled from Nashville and is making his major league debut as a starter in Monday's first game. He is facing Cubs righty Matt Swarmer, who also is pitching in his first game in the majors. Brewers right-hander Peter Strzelecki was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to replace Woodruff on the 26-man roster. The Associated Press contributed to this report.