MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers optioned right-hander Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville following Thursday's 7-2 victory over San Francisco, opening the door for right-hander Hiram Burgos to come up from Nashville to make his big-league debut in a Saturday start against the Cubs.
Burgos, 25, was Milwaukee's minor league pitcher of the year in 2012, posting a 10-4 record with a 1.95 ERA in 27 starts with three different minor league affiliates. After finishing the season with eight starts in Triple-A, Burgos returned to the Sounds to begin this year and has a 2.70 ERA in three starts.
Milwaukee's sixth-round pick out of Bethune-Cookman College in 2009, Burgos doesn't have an overpowering fastball but has a wide array of secondary pitches in his arsenal. Burgos was outstanding in this year's World Baseball Classic, allowing just one run in 13 innings for a Puerto Rico team that made it all the way to the championship game.
Fiers has appeared in three games, making one start and post...