Brewers’ Ashby to undergo arthroscopic surgery on shoulder

Steve Megargee
The Associated Press

Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Aaron Ashby will have arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder and could miss the entire season.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced after Milwaukee’s 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on April 5 that Ashby would have surgery April 7 in Washington.

“This puts him out for significant time,” Counsell said. ”You won’t see him until late in the season at best.”

Counsell said he could have a more specific timeline for Ashby after the operation.

Counsell said during spring training that Ashby would miss a couple of months with inflammation in his shoulder. The situation apparently got to the point where surgery was the best option.

Ashby, who turns 25 on May 24, went 2-10 with a 4.44 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 107⅓ innings last season. The Brewers signed him last July to a $20.5 million, five-year contract that would be worth $41.5 million over seven seasons if a pair of club options are exercised.

Ashby is the nephew of 14-year big league veteran pitcher Andy Ashby.