The Milwaukee Brewers called up top pitching prospect Josh Hader, the team announced Friday. RHP Paolo Espino was optioned to Class-AAA.
LHP Josh Hader (MLB debut) has been recalled from Triple-A @skysox. RHP Paolo Espino has been optioned to Triple-A.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 9, 2017
Hader is the third-best prospect in the Brewers' minor league system, according to MLB.com.
The 23-year-old has posted a 5.37 ERA across 12 starts so far for Class-AAA Colorado Springs this season.
In other roster news, third baseman Travis Shaw has been placed on the family medical emergency list. He was on paternity leave earlier in the week. Outfielder Brett Phillips has been recalled.