One night after he surrendered five runs in two-thirds of an inning, the Milwaukee Brewers placed right-handed pitcher Jim Henderson on the 15-day disabled list Friday with right shoulder inflammation. (h/t CBSSports.com)
Henderson, 31, surrendered four hits and a walk in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday as the Reds broke open a tie game for an 8-3 win. Three of those runs scored after Rob Wooten entered the game.
The outing put a dent in Henderson’s pitching line. In 14 appearances covering 11.1 innings, Henderson has a 7.15 ERA and a 1.588 WHIP with 17 strikeouts.
Henderson has worked exclusively in a setup role this season after taking over the closer’s role a season ago, when he had 28 saves in 32 opportunities, posting a 2.70 ERA and 1.133 WHIP in 60 innings over 61 appearances, striking out 75.
The native of Calgary, Alberta, was a late bloomer. He was originally drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 26th round of the 2003 amateur draft, but didn’t make his big-league debut until July 2012. He signed as a minor league free agent with the Brewers organization in December 2010.
To replace Henderson on the roster, the Brewers recalled outfielder Caleb Gindl from Triple-A Nashville.
Gindl, 25, was hitting .284/.352/.421 with two home runs and six RBI in 105 plate appearances at Nashville. The left-handed hitting outfielder made his big-league debut with the Brewers last season, appearing in 57 games and hitting .242/.340/.439 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 155 plate appearances. He was Milwaukee’s fifth-round pick in 2007 out of Pace (Fla.) High School.