A big bullpen arm has returned for the Brewers.
Milwaukee on Monday swapped right-handed reliever Jake Cousins, recalling him from Triple-A Nashville, for righty relief pitcher Trevor Kelley who heads down to the Sounds.
Cousins has made just eight appearances thus far in 2022 after bursting onto the scene as a rookie last year, compiling a 2.70 ERA and 1.17 WHIP across 30 games (30 IP). This season, Cousins boasts a 4.50 ERA (4 ER, 8 IP). He last pitched in the majors April 30.
Cousins was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Nashville on Aug. 24 and posted a 2.84 ERA and 17:6 K:BB in 11 appearances. He opted against Tommy John surgery in May.
Kelley, 29 years old, has made 18 appearances for Milwaukee this season, compiling a 6.08 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 23 2/3 frames. He pitched briefly for Boston and Philadelphia in 2019 and 2020.
The Brewers, who won took two of three vs. the New York Yankees over the weekend, begin a three-game set with the Mets at 6:40 p.m. on Monday at American Family Field.