The Brewers announced a roster move following their game on Thursday afternoon, optioning pitcher Taylor Jungmann to Double-A Biloxi, freeing up a spot on their 25-man roster for newly acquired infielder Nick Franklin.
Jungmann made the team out of spring training as a member of Milwaukee’s bullpen after putting together a solid camp in Maryvale, but reports are that he will be going to Biloxi with the intention of stretching him back out as a starting pitcher.
A first-round pick in 2011 out of the University of Texas, Jungmann made his big league debut with the Brewers in 2015 and started 27 of the 30 MLB games he pitched in over the past three seasons, going 9-13 with a 4.54 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.38.
Like fellow starting pitchers Jorge Lopez and Aaron Wilkerson, the Brewers opted to send Jungmann to Biloxi rather than subjecting him to Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he has struggled in the past. He’ll join an already strong Double-A pitching staff with the Shuckers, that features the likes of Lopez, Wilkerson, Luis Ortiz, Taylor Williams and Angel Ventura.