RP - MIL - IL60
The Milwaukee Brewers have placed reliever Justin Wilson on the 15-day injured list due to an elbow injury.
The well-traveled Wilson signed on with the Brewers this winter after appearing in just five games with the Reds last season. The southpaw owns a career 3.41 ERA in 527 appearances but doesn't carry much value with the overwhelming majority of save opportunities going to Devin Williams this season.
Justin Wilson has signed a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers with a club option for 2024. Jason Alexander was placed on the 60-day IL to make room.
Wilson made just 5 appearances last season with the Reds but had a 2.45 ERA and 17.18 K/9. He should serve as a situational lefty in the Brewers bullpen behind Devin Williams.
Reds reliever Justin Wilson allowed one run on one hit over 0.2 innings of work against the Dodgers on Thursday. This was enough to earn the loss as Cincinnati ultimately fell to Los Angeles, 9-3. The southpaw also struck out two batters during his time on the mound.
Wilson owns a line of one run, two hits, zero walks, and five strikeouts through 2.1 innings this season. He's not an intriguing fantasy option at the moment.
Reliever Justin Wilson exercised his player option, meaning he'll return to the Reds on a $2.3 million deal in 2022.
Nightengale adds that although Wilson is returning for 2022, the Reds "declined the conditional option to extend Justin Wilson's contract through the 2023 season." Through 58 innings with the Yankees and Reds this past season, the southpaw posted a career-worst 5.26 FIP, -0.2 fWAR, 7.68 K/9 rate, 4.24 B/9 rate, and .268 BABIP.
Justin Wilson was traded to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, alongside Luis Cessa.
Wilson has struggled mightily this year with a 7.50 ERA over 18 innings pitched. He was also banged up for a bit this year. The change of scenery might benefit him, though Cessa is the primary piece of the trade.