Josh Hader, star seamer for the Milwaukee Brewers, is stepping down from the team for at least the next three games following a family emergency.
“Josh’s wife had complications with her pregnancy and they’re at a stage where Josh wasn’t comfortable leaving,” says Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters on Monday.
Counsell added that Hader will be out for the team’s series against the Padres and the situation will be reassessed from there. The Brewers travel to St. Louis later this week to take on the Cardinals.
Hader previously posted on Instagram that he and his wife Maria were expecting a baby boy in July.
On the field, Hader, a three-time All-Star, has made a historic start.
In 15 appearances in 13.2 innings, Hader has 15 saves. He has 21 strikeouts and has only given up two hits and five walks – with no runs.
“Whenever we talk about Josh, it’s how he’s going to get better — and he’s finding a way to get better,” Counsell said on the MLB Network last week. “And that’s just a credit to who he is as a baseball player and how curious he is to get better.”
“If anything, he places pitches exactly where he wants them. I feel like the way he’s training and preparing, he’s just locked in when he steps on the hill. Its speed is better than ever. He’s just in a great place and he always finds a way to be a little bit more consistent, to be a little bit better in this area or that, and that produces some incredible results.”
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