Corbin Burnes hits the IL, Burch Smith returns

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The Brewers made a move on struggling righty Corbin Burnes - but not the one expected. They placed him on the 10 day Injured List with right shoulder irritation, which Corbin said was in his AC joint.

In a corresponding move, the team called up pitcher Burch Smith to take his spot in the bullpen

Corbin Burnes discusses the shoulder irritation that landed him on the injured list today: pic.twitter.com/hlnngCVzad

— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) July 15, 2019

Corbin Burnes said yesterday was the first time his shoulder bothered him on the mound, and it was primarily when throwing breaking balls: pic.twitter.com/UGClTJugGr

— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) July 15, 2019

Manager Craig Counsell says that the move is cautionary, and it's not a worrysome injury

Brewers manager Craig Counsell with the scoop on Corbin Burnes and his shoulder irritation: pic.twitter.com/pYMmUGV4kR

— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) July 15, 2019

Corbin Burnes has allowed 46 runs through 46 innings on the season, for a gawdy 9.00 ERA