Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Tom Gorzelanny made his first rehab appearance Wednesday night, throwing two scoreless innings for the High-A Brevard County Manatees in a 4-3 loss to the Fort Myers Miracle at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla.
Gorzelanny, 31, has been on the disabled list all season after offseason shoulder surgery. Prior to Wednesday, Gorzelanny last pitched on Sept. 2.
Gorzelanny allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one, according to MiLB.com.
In his first season with the Brewers in 2013, Gorzelanny worked both in relief and spent some time in the starting rotation, finishing the year with a 3-6 record, 3.90 ERA and 1.266 WHIP in 43 appearances, 10 of them starts, and 85.1 innings, striking out 83 and allowing 11 home runs.
He was much better as a reliever, working 33 times out of the bullpen with a 2.70 ERA and 1.091 WHIP in 36.2 innings, striking out 35 batters.
As a starter, Gorzelanny was 2-5 with a 4.81 ERA and 1.397 WHIP in 48.2 innings, striking out 48 and allowing seven long balls. The third time through the order was where the veteran ran into trouble, as opposing hitters put up a .425/.500/.725 slash line in 46 plate appearances.
The Brewers have 30 days to make a decision on Gorzelanny and assistant general manager Gord Ash indicated last week that Gorzelanny might need the full month after not being able to throw in spring training.
Milwaukee signed Gorzelanny as a free agent in December 2012. He is in the final year of a two-year, $5.7 million deal. The nine-year veteran was a second-round pick of the Pirates in 2003 out of the University of Kansas and has also pitched for the Cubs and Nationals.