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Gomez back in starting lineup vs. Liriano

With lefty Francisco Liriano on the mound tonight for the Twins, former Minnesota outfielder Carlos Gomez was back in the starting lineup Wednesday for the Brewers.

Gomez, who has struggled since coming off the disabled list on May 21, is back in the lineup in place of left-handed hitting Jim Edmonds, who went 3-for-4 last night with two runs scored and two doubles.
Aside from Gomez starting, the rest of manager Ken Macha’s batting order remains the same:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Gomez  CF
Lucroy  C
Escobar  SS
Parra  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Edmonds in center field against Twins

Center fielder Jim Edmonds, who was unavailable to play over the weekend due to a shoulder injury, is in the starting lineup Tuesday for the Brewers. 

Edmonds gets the start against Minnesota in place of former Twins center fielder Carlos Gomez, who batted just .105 on the last road trip. Gomez has struggled at the plate since impressing in his first game back from injury on May 21 at Target Field.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Lucroy  C
Escobar  SS
Narveson  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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Kottaras batting 2nd, Gomez 7th

One night removed from their second consecutive walk-off win, the Brewers lineup features just one change, but it is a surprising one. 

Catcher George Kottaras, who has recently taken over as the team’s No. 1 guy behind the plate, is in the No. 2 hole, while center fielder Carlos Gomez is dropped to the No. 7 slot. Last night, Gomez batted second while Kottaras batted seventh.
The only other difference from last night sees Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder back to their usual positions as the Nos. 3 and 4 hitters, respectively. 
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Kottaras  C
Braun  LF
Fielder  1B
McGehee  3B
Hart  RF
Gomez  CF
Escobar  SS
Parra  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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If there's retribution, Gomez will 'take it like a man'

Carlos Gomez launched a three-run home run down the left field line in the eighth inning Friday against his former team, flipped his bat and gave it a good, long look. He realized later that he had made a big mistake. 
First, by hitting Twins catcher Joe Mauer with his bat. Second, he celebrated a home run that cut the deficit to 15-3. 
“I have to apologize,” Gomez said. “It’s nothing I’ve got personal. I got so excited. Right now, I feel bad because [Twins pitcher Nick] Blackburn is one of the good friends I’ve got over there. I apologize because I don’t want to try to show him up. If they’re going to do something tomorrow, I’ll take it like a man because I know I did bad. …
“I feel, right now, real bad for this. It was not the right moment to do it. I wasn’t thinking, ‘If I hit a home run, I’m going to do this.’ It happened in the moment, and it happened. We have to be more professional.”
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Gomez in, Weeks out, McGehee the DH

The Brewers optioned outfielder Adam Stern back to Triple-A Nashville on Friday to clear a spot for center fielder Carlos Gomez, who returned from the 15-day disabled list and is in the starting lineup against the Twins for the opener of a three-game Interleague Series. Casey McGehee will serve as the designated hitter, a chance to rest his surgically-repaired knee. 
Joe Inglett 2B
Carlos Gomez  CF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  DH
Corey Hart  RF
Craig Counsell  3B
George Kottaras  C
Alcides Escobar  SS
UPDATE at 4:15 — I mistakenly wrote Rickie Weeks’ name into the lineup this afternoon, perhaps because he had started each of the Brewers’ first 41 games. But he’s out, probably because he has five hits in his last 42 at-bats, and Joe Inglett is making the start. Inglett has one hit in three career at-bats against Blackburn, a home run. 
A couple of additional tidbits:
- Jody Gerut is not expected to re-join the team until Saturday. That means the Brewers will once again be a man short on Friday night. 
- Assistant general manager Gord Ash called to pass along some news items that have already been published elsewhere this afternoon. Zach Braddock is not joining the team after all, a decision likely made after Jonathan Lucroy was needed to replace injured catcher Gregg Zaun. Neither Braddock nor Lucroy were on the 40-man roster before today, and the team was not willing to clear two spots. Lucroy was Braddock’s roommate in Nashville and said he felt bad. 
- Rehabbing left-hander Chris Capuano had a May 20 “out” in his contract but both sides agreed to extend that date to May 29, giving Capuano two more starts for Triple-A Nashville. If he’s not added to the Major League roster by that date, Capuano can elect free agency if he wishes. Or, he can simply continue pitching for the Sounds. 
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Gomez improving despite DL move

Carlos Gomez made big strides in his recovery from knee and shoulder ailments on Tuesday, which ironically was his first full day on the disabled list. 

“But I understand,” Gomez said. “We need guys who are 100 percent healthy.”
Gomez’s assignment to the 15-day DL with a strained left rotator cuff was backdated to May 6, the day after he injured his shoulder diving back to second base at Dodger Stadium. The Brewers made the move after Monday’s loss to the Braves, when left fielder Ryan Braun was struck on the left elbow by a pitch. Braun was out of the lineup on Tuesday.
Outfielder Adam Stern replaced Gomez on the active roster. 
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Gomez said. “I feel better with my shoulder and my knee. Today was the first day that I did all of my running and my throwing in the outfield. But we need healthy players.”
Gomez will be eligible to return on May 19, when the Brewers begin a brief, two-game series in Pittsburgh. He has plenty of motivation to hit that target because the team travels two days later to Minnesota for an Interleague Series against the team that traded Gomez to Milwaukee in November. 
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Gomez to 15-day DL

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. 
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Carlos still a no-go

Joe Inglett is making his first Brewers start at home today as the team starts a three-game series at Miller Park against the Braves. Still no Carlos Gomez, who continues to be sidelined by a left shoulder injury. Here are the lineups:
BRAVES
Omar Infante  SS
Martin Prado  2B
Chipper Jones  3B
Troy Glaus  1B
Brian McCann  C
Melky Cabrera  RF
Matt Diaz  LF
Nate McLouth  CF
Tommy Hanson  RHP
BREWERS
Rickie Weeks  2B
Joe Inglett  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Jim Edmonds  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Doug Davis  LHP
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Gomez day to day with strained rotator cuff

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was diagnosed with a strained left shoulder following an MRI scan on Monday and will avoid the disabled list for now. 
Gomez, injured in a dive back to second base at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night, was examined by Dr. Evan Lederman, a Brewers consulting physician, near the team hotel. The diagnosis arrived just as the Brewers took the field for batting practice at Chase Field.
“He’s day-to-day, he’s got a strain and he’s not doing anything today,” Brewers manager Ken Macha said. “We’ll let the medical people have him for a couple of days here and let them figure out what to do.”
During Gomez’s absence, Jim Edmonds and Jody Gerut will share time in center field. Edmonds started there Friday for the second straight game after going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts against the Dodgers on Thursday night.
Gomez was hurt in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s blowout win when he was caught in a rundown by the Dodgers. Gomez was able to scamper safely back to an uncovered second base, but he tweaked his right hand and hurt his left shoulder on an awkward dive back to the bag. Gomez remained in the game for the rest of that inning but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the ninth.
He’s been banged up throughout his first month with the Brewers. Gomez also had an MRI earlier on this three-city road trip for a sore left knee, but was cleared to keep playing. 
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Waiting on Gomez; Inglett starts in RF

There’s still no official word from the Brewers about Carlos Gomez’s left shoulder following an MRI scan today, but Jim Edmonds is in center field and Joe Inglett gets a rare start in right. As soon as we learn about Gomez, I’ll post an update.

Rickie Weeks  2B
Joe Inglett  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Jim Edmonds  CF
Gregg Zaun  C
Alcides Escobar  SS
Yovani Gallardo  RHP
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