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Ashby Dazzles in 2021 Spring Debut

Former Mudcat and Brewers prospect struck out side in scoreless inning in spring opener
Aaron Ashby pitching for the Carolina Mudcats at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, NC. (Peter Fortunato)
March 2, 2021

Former Mudcat Aaron Ashby opened eyes with a dominating appearance in Milwaukee's 2021 Spring Training opener in against the Chicago White Sox. Ashby stuck out the side and worked through a scoreless inning in his dazzling Cactus League debut. Ashby, Milwaukee's 2019 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, is coming

Former Mudcat Aaron Ashby opened eyes with a dominating appearance in Milwaukee's 2021 Spring Training opener in against the Chicago White Sox. Ashby stuck out the side and worked through a scoreless inning in his dazzling Cactus League debut.

Ashby, Milwaukee's 2019 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, is coming off an unorthodox 2020 season where he pitched at the Brewers’ alternate training site in Wisconsin and at instructs in Arizona. Ashby's 2021 debut also comes after a battle with COVID-19 last summer as detailed by Brewers' MLB.com writer Adam McCalvy:

After COVID battle in '20, Ashby ready for '21

Ashby pitched for the Mudcats during the 2019 season. He started in 13 games and pitched to a 3.46 ERA and .229 average against following a mid-season promotion to High-A Carolina from Low-A Wisconsin. Ashby also totaled 55 strikeouts against 32 walks over 65.0 innings as a Mudcat in 2019.