Looks like we may get Benny Boy back as soon as tomorrow:
CHICAGO -- The Milwaukee Brewers might have an ace up their sleeve.
A team official told ESPN's Peter Gammons on Tuesday night that the Brewers hope to start Ben Sheets against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Sheets, on the DL since July 16 with a sprained middle finger on his right hand, was to test his injury before Tuesday's game against Chicago. The Brewers' ace is 10-4 with a 3.39 ERA in 19 starts this season. He has missed 39 games and Milwaukee is 14-25 since he was put on the DL, falling out of first place in the NL Central.
"It provides a little stability for your club. Having your No. 1 guy back out there helps," manager Ned Yost said before the game.
"We'll see how Benny is and then we'll adjust the rotation from there. If Benny can pitch, then you know Benny might pitch [Wednesday]. We'll see how he feels."
Let's hope this is true so he's a 2 start next week for my playoff team
The Brewers already made a roster move, putting right-hander Claudio Vargas on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained lower back.
Vargas is 10-4 with a 5.13 ERA in 25 games, including 23 starts.