WILKERSON’S AUDITION ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE

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WILKERSON’S AUDITION ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE


Source: American Association News

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Milwaukee’s stellar season still left the Brewers a tad short of being part of the baseball’s postseason party, but Aaron Wilkerson‘s long-awaited audition in the major leagues three years after he left the American Association was just dandy. In fact, this 28-year-old was so solid it undoubtedly helps the righthander and very possibly the Brew Crew’s search for more pitching for next season. Wilkerson came back from Tommy John surgery and nearly two years of being off the diamond to make 16 starts in the American Association (Grand Prairie) in the ’13 and ’14 seasons before Boston obtained his contract. He got his first major league opportunity in September after going 11-4 for Class AA Biloxi this season, and throwing seven innings of no-hit ball for Colorado Springs during the Triple-A playoffs.  And when Milwaukee was eliminated from any chance of the postseason one day before the National League season ended manager Craig Counsell chose the 6-foot-3 hurler to start the season finale against St. Louis. Wilkerson earned his first major league victory, 6-1, with seven more innings, this time holding the Cardinals without a base-runner until another onetime Independent Baseball player (Jose…

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