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Milwaukee Brewers' Ace Discusses His Shoulder Injury, Recovery Timeline, Future Contract

Milwaukee Brewers' ace Brandon Woodruff is reportedly going to miss all of 2024 because of a shoulder issue, but he spoke to "Foul Territory" and said he wants to make a comeback this season. He also discussed his future, as he's going into the final year of his contract with Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Brewers' ace Brandon Woodruff gave a wide-ranging interview this week on the popular "Foul Territory" podcast.

In the interview, he discussed his shoulder injury, recovery timeline, and his contract status for the future.

MLBTradeRumors did a good job at putting out some of the quotes from the various topics.

First, regarding his shoulder injury that is supposed to cost him the entire season:

from talking with multiple doctors, there is a possibility to be open to me throwing at some point this summer….As an athlete, you have to set goals and [have] something to look forward to.”

That's certainly good news for Woodruff, and it's understandable that he has goals and aspirations. While he might be able to make it back for some portion of the season, he's not a sure thing that Milwaukee can count on. 

It's devastating for everyone that this happened, as Woodruff has been one of the best starters in the National League for years.

He is a lifetime 46-26 pitcher with a 3.10 ERA. The 30-year-old has paired at the top of the rotation with Burnes to make one of the best duos in the sport.

Furthermore, Woodruff is headed into his last year of arbitration with the Brewers. It's possible they could non-tender him and make him a free agent a year early rather than pay him not to pitch, but they could also use the injury to try to get Woodruff back on a bargain multi-year deal.

I’ve been so lucky to be with one organization and basically one coaching staff my whole career….I fit in so well with that city and this organization that my hope is that I will be a Brewer for a long time. That’s what I want.”

More on this to come this offseason... 

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