Thornburg has ‘very minor’ wrist issue

Tyler Thornburg’s Triple-A debut is briefly on hold after the Nashville Sounds placed the right-handed pitching prospect on its disabled list Wednesday.

Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said Thornburg, who was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, has a sore right wrist. Ash characterized the issue as “very minor,” and said Thornburg would probably start Sunday or Monday instead.

The Sounds made the roster move because they needed a spot for recently-returned reliever Mike McClendon.

Thornburg was 8-1 with a 3.00 ERA at Double-A Huntsville before a spot start for the Brewers against the Blue Jays on June 19, when he was effective for five innings before surrendering back-to-back-to-back home runs in the sixth.

He was sent to Nashville after that one-start stint to continuing seasoning. Thornburg will be 24 in September.

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