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Eric Lauer was optioned to the Brewers’ alternate training site Thursday.
Lauer was lit up in his last two starts, allowing 13 runs on 14 hits and five walks while striking out four over six 2/3 innings. The Brewers optioned Lauer to their alternate site to improve his mechanics. Drew Rasmussen’s contract was purchased in a corresponding move.
Eric Lauer (0-2) allowed seven runs on nine hits and two walks across three 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 12-2 loss to the Brewers. He earned his second loss of the season.
Lauer has now allowed 13 runs his last two starts. He is danger of losing his rotation spot to Corbin Burnes if the struggles continue. Lauer is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Twins. Until Lauer turns it around, he can be dropped in most league formats.
Eric Lauer (0-1) allowed six runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two in Friday's 8-3 loss to the Reds. He picked up his first loss of the year.
Lauer surrendered six runs in the second inning and lasted one more frame before exiting. The Reds offense (zero runs in last 22 innings) was struggling heading into this contest, but found their groove against Lauer in Friday's win. He owns a 9.53 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 8:4 K:BB across five 2/3 innings. Lauer is currently not scheduled to pitch next week and will most likely shift to the bullpen.
LHP Eric Lauer is unlikely to be ready by Opening Day, per Brewers' manager Craig Counsell.
Lauer will "miss by a little bit" on being ready for opening day, said Counsell. He was late to arrive at summer camp after coming in close contact with someone who had COVID-19. Lauer will need to build up arm strength and is expected to join the team's rotation shortly. The 25-year-old posted a (8-10) record, 4.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 138:46 K:BB across 149 2/3 innings for the Padres in 2019.
Eric Lauer was placed on the injured list Saturday for undisclosed reasons.
Lauer is battling a non-related COVID-19 illness and was placed on the injured list Saturday. He was acquired from the Padres via trade and is competing for one of the Brewers rotation spots. Lauer owned a (8-10) record along with a 4.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 138 strikeouts across 149 2/3 innings for the Padres last season.