BREWERS GIVE WILKERSON CALL TO THE MAJORS

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BREWERS GIVE WILKERSON CALL TO THE MAJORS


Source: American Association News

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Even though 10 former American Association players already had current spots on major league rosters, the arrival of right-hander Aaron Wilkerson over the weekend had reason to bring smiles throughout the league. Wilkerson has been touted as a potential major leaguer for some time now, but that was not the case back in 2011 when his career was stalled–threatened, one might say–when the Cumberland University product (Lebanon, Tenn.) was sidelined to undergo the dreaded Tommy John surgery.  He did not pitch for nearly two years, with some of his time spent working in the grocery store. Seeing the 28-year-old step on the mound for the postseason hopeful Milwaukee Brewers also marked one of those infrequent occurrences when an American Association find made this giant leap from throwing his first professional pitch in Independent Baseball all the way to the big time. The league only has two other such players among the 11 who now are on major league rosters and both of them, Washington ace Max Scherzer and Seattle lefty James Paxton, were highly regarded prospects from the beginning.  Wilkerson went undrafted, with the elbow injury playing an obvious role. But Wilkerson, who…

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