Aaron Ashby signs five-year contract with Brewers, options for 2028, 2029

Brewers Aaron Ashby

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Brewers fans are going to get used to seeing Aaron Ashby on the mound.

The left-handed pitcher signed a five-year contract extension with the Brew Crew, the team announced Saturday, guaranteeing that he’ll be sticking around through the 2027 season. The deal also gives Milwaukee options to extend his contract for the 2028 and 2029 seasons.

 

The 24-year-old Missouri native was drafted in the fourth round by the Brewers in 2018 after a successful stint at Crowder College in Neosho, Mo. He spent three years in the Minor League system before making his MLB debut in 2021.

Ashby finished the 2021 season with a 3-2 record with one save in 13 appearances. He struck out 39 batters in 31.2 innings pitched. His 2022 season has had a rough start, with a 2-7 record over 12 starts. His strikeout numbers remain high, however, with 83 Ks over 69 innings pitched.

Brewers fans won’t have to wait long to see Ashby back on the mound. He’s scheduled to start Monday’s game against the Colorado Rockies at American Family Field.

Milwaukee and Colorado are in the middle of a four-game series to kick off the second half of the season at American Family Field. The Brewers took the first game in an exciting extra-inning contest on Friday. The second game is scheduled for Saturday at 6:10 p.m. CT.