The Milwaukee Brewers may be without reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich for the rest of the season, but they're doing their best to run down the Chicago Cubs and a playoff spot. Fortunately for the Brewers, some help is on the way. Right-handed starter Brandon Woodruff, who has been absent since July 21 due to a strained oblique, is expected to return to the active roster on Tuesday and "open" against the San Diego Padres for Gio Gonzalez:

Prior to hitting the injured list, Woodruff had been arguably Milwaukee's most productive starter. In 20 appearances this season, he's averaged nearly six innings per pop while accumulating a 3.75 ERA (120 ERA+) and 4.69 strikeouts per walk. Woodruff's performance earned him placement on the National League All-Star team for the first time.