The Brewers just announced that center fielder Carlos Gomez will begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment on Friday at Triple-A Nashville. He expects to return to active duty for the Brewers one week later.
Ryan Braun remains sidelined with a strained left wrist, but fellow All-Star right fielder Corey Hart is back in the Brewers lineup Wednesday after sitting out two games with a stiff lower back.
The Brewers’ telecast will air without commercial interruption tonight as part of a unique Brewers Community Foundation auction to raise funds for the group’s charitable efforts. There are some really cool packages up for grabs, including Mark Attanasio’s front-row seats at Miller Park and a chance to coach first base in Spring Training.
I’d say this qualifies as good news for fans of former Brewers first-round Draft pick Mark Rogers. The ailment that sent him to Double-A Huntsville’s disabled list Monday is only a blister.
Hours after trading veteran center fielder Jim Edmonds to the Reds for outfielder Chris Dickerson, manager Ken Macha had plenty of changes in store for the Brewers lineup.
The Brewers swapped outfielders with the Reds on Monday, acquiring Chris Dickerson from the Reds for Jim Edmonds. Dickerson had a spy in the Brewers clubhouse who tipped him off to the deal two days ago.
Ryan Braun earned a new watch on Monday. Here are the details from Major League Baseball:
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for the period of August 2-8, 2010. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America’s long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.Braun led the Majors with a .538 (14-for-26) batting average and a .586 on-base percentage in six games last week. His 14 hits also led the big leagues while his eight runs scored were tied for first. Braun added four RBI and three walks while slugging .538 on the week. The 2007 N.L. Rookie of the Year hit safely in each of his six games, including four multi-hit performances. On Monday, August 2nd, Braun tied a career-best with five hits (previously, April 21, 2009 at Philadelphia) in an 18-1 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Braun and Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, who also had five hits in the game, became the third pair of teammates in franchise history to each record five hits in one game (Paul Molitor and Darryl Hamilton each had five hits on July 28, 1991 at Minnesota and Kevin Seitzer and Scott Fletcher both had five hits on August 28, 1992 at Toronto).The California native went 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in an 11-6 win on Sunday against Houston, extending his hitting streak to eight games (dating back to July 31st). This is Braun’s second-career weekly award. He won previously for the week of May 5-11, 2009.Other nominees this past week included Ryan’s teammates Prince Fielder (.423, 11 RBI, 11 H), Casey McGehee (.318, 2 HR, 11 RBI) and Yovani Gallardo (2-0, 3.75 ERA, 12.0 IP, 19 SO); Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez (.348, 3 HR, 9 RBI, .739 SLG); Washington’s Adam Dunn (.250, 5 HR, 11 RBI, .786 SLG), Ryan Zimmerman (.308, 4 HR, 7 R) and Livan Hernandez (1-0, 1.26 ERA, 14.1 IP); Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez (.423, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R); Atlanta’s Chipper Jones (.391, 3 HR, .870 SLG) and Tim Hudson (2-0, 0.64 ERA, 14.0 IP); Albert Pujols (.522, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 1.000 SLG) of the Cardinals; Philadelphia’s Carlos Ruiz (.417, 2 HR, 7 RBI) and Roy Halladay (2-0, 3.86 ERA, 14.0 IP, 19 SO); Ted Lilly (2-0, 2.77 ERA, 11 SO, 13.0 IP) and Vicente Padilla (1-0, 0.00 ERA, CG, SHO) of the Dodgers; and Cincinnati’s Travis Wood (2-0, 2.03 ERA, 13.1 IP).The Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week, Ryan Braun, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.
Newly-acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson is ready to return from his Minor League rehabilitation assignment and is expected in uniform for the Brewers tonight at Miller Park.
Brewers rookie outfielder Lorenzo Cain made the most of his two weekend starts against left-handed pitchers, and now comes the really interesting part. The D-backs will feature right-handed starters throughout the four-game series this week at Miller Park, and Jim Edmonds won’t play all of those games in center field.