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Milwaukee Brewers call up Aaron Ashby, lose Bobby Wahl to claim

The Timber Rattlers Aaron Ashby delivers a pitch against the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Tuesday at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cites Stadium in Grand Chute. Apc Rattlers042319 230 The Timber Rattlers Aaron Ashby delivers a pitch against the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Tuesday at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cites Stadium in Grand Chute.

The Milwaukee Brewers’ move to call up left-hander Aaron Ashby for his major league debut Wednesday resulted in losing right-hander Bobby Wahl to a waiver claim.

Ashby, a highly regarded prospect in the Brewers system, had his contract purchased Wednesday and he made his debut in an afternoon start against the Chicago Cubs. Ashby, 23, was 4-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 appearances (six starts) at Triple-A Nashville.

To make room on the active roster, utility man Pablo Reyes was optioned to Nashville while Wahl was designated for assignment to open a 40-man roster spot.

The Los Angeles Dodgers immediately claimed Wahl off waivers. The Dodgers opened their own 40-man roster spot by moving shortstop Corey Seager (hand) to the 60-day injured list.

Wahl, 29, has a 7.63 ERA in 17 career major league appearances but has not appeared in a big league game this season. He had a 9.85 ERA in 13 appearances at Triple-A Nashville, with 18 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.

Reyes, 27, batted .224 with one RBI in 28 games this season. In 117 career major league games, he is a .228 hitter with five home runs and 27 RBIs for the Pittsburgh Pirates (2018-19) and Brewers.

–Field Level Media