Bianchi will be bench bat
Infielder Jeff Bianchi will indeed be promoted from Triple-A Nashville for the start of the Brewers’ second half and will play off the bench, manager Ron Roenicke said after Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
Bianchi, 25, struggled in Spring Training but had a strong first half in the Minor Leagues, batting .319 in 70 games between Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville. He’s poised to be the sixth different player to appear for the Brewers at shortstop this season.
“He’s a right-handed bat,” Roenicke said. “He’s versatile, he can play anywhere on the infield. They like him down there [in the Minors], they say he’s a very heads-up player. He can do a lot of things; he can bunt, he can hit and run.”
Bianchi will be making his Major League debut.
The Brewers already cleared a spot on the roster by optioning infielder Taylor Green to Nashville. He had been struggling with inconsistent playing time, and the Brewers hope that consistent at-bats help Green rediscover his swing.
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