The Brewers placed center fielder Carlos Gomez on the 15-day disabled list Monday night and will purchase outfielder Adam Stern’s contract from Triple-A Nashville before Tuesday’s game against the Braves. Gomez’s DL assignment was backdated to May 6, when he strained his left rotator cuff diving back to second base in a game against the Dodgers.
Stern, who has 48 games of Major League experience with the Red Sox and Orioles, will be making his Brewers big league debut. He went 3-for-5 for Nashville on Monday in Albuquerque and is hitting .349 this season in the Minors.
According to Brewers manager Ken Macha, the decision to place Gomez on the DL was made before Monday’s loss to the Braves, when Gomez was examined by head team physician William Raasch. It had nothing to do, Macha said, with left fielder Ryan Braun exiting the game three innings after he was hit on the left elbow by a Tommy Hanson pitch.
“I’d be surprised if Brauny is not in there tomorrow,” Macha said of Braun.
Braun played two more innings in the outfield and took one more at-bat before leaving the game with the Brewers in a 7-0 hole. Through a club spokesperson, he declined to comment afterward.