Brewers’ All-Star RHP Brandon Woodruff Says He’ll Sit Out the 2024 Season

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff in 2022
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff in 2022. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI/Shutterstock (13067771b)

The Milwaukee Brewers will be without their All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff for the entire 2024 MLB season. Woodruff confirmed this in a chat with reporters over the weekend.

Woodruff underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder in October. At the time, it was believed that he could recover in time to play late in 2024. However, that doesn’t seem like an option now.

“Honestly, I’m going [to] be the strongest I’ll ever be at any point in my career because I’m going [to] have a year and just basically get my body ready for pitching,” Woodruff said via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Woodruff was limited to just 11 starts in 2023 while dealing with a shoulder injury. He went 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA and 74 strikeouts while pitching a complete-game shutout in a 12–0 home win over the Miami Marlins.

After the end of the season, Woodruff became a free agent, and it was believed that his time with the Brewers had come to an end. However, the two sides ended up agreeing to a two-year, $17.5 million contract with a mutual option for 2026 in February.

Woodruff, who made his MLB debut with the Brewers in 2017, has a career 46–26 record with a 3.10 ERA and 788 strikeouts. He was an All-Star in 2019 and 2021.

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