Iribarren replaces Weeks on roster
Landed in Houston a while ago and got the not-so-surprising news that the Brewers promoted Triple-A Nashville second baseman Hernan Iribarren today to replace the injured Rickie Weeks.
Iribarren, who made his Major League debut in two stints with the Brewers last season, was hitting .311 in Nashville. The promotion no doubt came as good news for a player who got the bad news over the winter that he had qualified for an extra Minor League option. At the end of last season, Iribarren thought that he was out of options, meaning the Brewers would have had to keep him in the Majors or expose him to the other 29 teams on the waiver wire.
Iribarren is a left-handed hitter and also has outfield experience, though he appeared exclusively this season at second base.