Bush to DL; MRI reveals triceps injury
Dave Bush’s right arm is not just tired, it’s injured. And the Brewers right-hander was placed on the disabled list Tuesday for the first time in his career.
An MRI scan on Monday revealed a micro-tear at the base of Bush’s right triceps, the same spot he was struck by a Hanley Ramirez line drive in Florida earlier this month. The Brewers promoted right-hander Mike Burns from Triple-A Nashville to join the starting rotation beginning Thursday against the Twins.
The Brewers will need another new starter on Saturday to replace left-hander Manny Parra, who was demoted to the Minor Leagues on June 13 and will remain there for at least a few more starts. Manager Ken Macha said he wouldn’t reveal that choice until Wednesday, but it will probably be Seth McClung, who has been a key cog in the bullpen this season.
Bush has never missed an outing due to injury, going all the way back to his Little League days. That streak will end Thursday.
“That part is disappointing,” Bush said. “It’s not a relief to know I’m on the DL, but it’s a relief to know I wasn’t out of my mind for thinking something wasn’t right. At the same time I was hoping the doctor was going to say, ‘Look there’s nothing wrong. You just have to work your way through it.’”