The Brewers announced in their pre-game media notes that outfielder Lorenzo Cain had been recalled from Triple-A Nashville to replace left-hander Doug Davis, who landed back on the 15-day disabled list, this time with tendonitis in his elbow.
Davis spent nearly two months on the disabled list this season after developing inflammation around his heart, but his latest setback is completely unrelated. He made one start for the Brewers before the All-Star break, on July 9, and took a no-decision after allowing four earned runs in five innings.
Cain was close to a call-up earlier this month after Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo strained a rib-cage muscle, but was sent back to Nashville when the Brewers decided initially not to place Gallardo on the DL. When club officials did put Gallardo on the DL a few days later, they activated Davis instead.
Davis was supposed to make his second-half debut on Monday in Pittsburgh. Now the Brewers will have to make alternate plans.
Cain, 24, is batting .326 in the Minor Leagues this season with 48 runs scored, 22 RBIs and 25 stolen bases. He started the year at Double-A Huntsville and earned a promotion to Triple-A Nashville, where he batted .341 with a .400 on-base percentage in 10 games.