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CINCINNATI — Five weeks after they sent shortstop Orlando Arcia to the Minor Leagues amid a brutal slump, the Brewers did it again on Sunday.

This time, the decision was driven not only by Arcia’s ongoing offensive issues, but by bullpen need. The Brewers promoted right-hander Aaron Wilkerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs, while optioning Arcia to that affiliate.

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CINCINNATI — Five weeks after they sent shortstop Orlando Arcia to the Minor Leagues amid a brutal slump, the Brewers did it again on Sunday.

This time, the decision was driven not only by Arcia’s ongoing offensive issues, but by bullpen need. The Brewers promoted right-hander Aaron Wilkerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs, while optioning Arcia to that affiliate.

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Arcia — who is 23 years old and one of baseball’s best defensive shortstops, as well as the Brewers’ Opening Day starter at the position the past two seasons — is the least productive hitter in the National League with at least 150 plate appearances, using his 27 weighted runs created plus and .215 weighted on-base average as the measures. Arcia struck out in his only at-bat during Saturday’s 12-3 loss to the Reds and saw his slash line fall to .197/.231/.251.

“The short term is we had to have an arm today. But probably more important longer term is that we’ve got to get Orlando going offensively,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Unfortunately, I feel like we’ve kind of failed here in just trying everything we can to do it.”

Counsell added, “Look, we’re taking a defensive hit. Defensively, we’re not going to be as good. We know how good Orlando is, and really, through all of this, he has played wonderful defense. His defense has been better through this stretch. It’s been really, really good the entire season. But it’s important to try and get the best Orlando Arcia.”

In spite of his struggles, Arcia’s teammates were surprised when the team demoted him to Triple-A on May 25, hoping to give him an opportunity over several weeks to fix his swing and build confidence in a hitter-friendly environment. That plan was scuttled five days later, after Arcia’s replacement at shortstop, Tyler Saladino, i Customized Falcons Jersey njured his left ankle and hit the 10-day disabled list.

Now, Saladino is nearing a return. He began a rehab appearance at Class A Wisconsin on Thursday and is expected to move up to Colorado Springs this week before rejoining the Brewers.

Arcia was unable to make the most of his playing time during Saladino’s absence, going 13-for-64 (.203) with two walks and no extra-base hits since returning from his brief stint in the Minors.

“What we originally had planned to do, we’ll make another attempt at it,” Counsell said. “He’s going into, hopefully, an easier offensive environment.”

Wilkerson, 29, is coming from that environment. He pitched in three games for the Brewers last season and competed for the starting rotation this spring. He injured his non-throwing shoulder on a swing just before the start of the regular season but has been active since mid-May, posting a 2.08 ERA in eight games (seven starts) for the SkySox.

Injury updates
It was a good news, bad news situation for the Brewers’ star outfielders on Sunday. Lorenzo Cain expressed optimism that he will be able to escape the 10-day DL on Wednesday, the first day he is eligible to return from a left groin strain. Christian Yelich, meanwhile, was in danger of hitting the DL for lingering tightness in his ba Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform ck.

Yelich planned to take some swings before Sunday’s series finale against the Reds, and said the next day or so would determine whether he would remain in day-to-day territory or hit the DL. He has not played since leaving Thursday’s game in Cincinnati following a first-inning groundout.

“We’ll either be back in a couple days, or I’ll see you in 10 days,” Yelich said. “I don’t think it will be longer than the 10, so that’s kind of the good news.”

There was better news on Cain, who cranked the treadmill up to 12 mph during a Friday workout, and is scheduled to run on the field at Miller Park on Monday and Tuesday. If he clears those tests, Cain could be back in the lineup on Wednesday against the Twins.

“I think there’s a really, really, really good chance I should be back when it’s time for me to be back,” said Cain.

Last call
Jesus Aguilar and Brent Suter were named the Brewers’ player and pitcher of the month for June. Aguilar hit 10 home runs while also leading the team in hits (26), doubles (6) and RBIs (24). Suter held opponents to a .198 average (21-for-106) while posting a 3.60 ERA in five starts.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

This week has four different players making their second appearance on a Prospect Team of the Week, though none have been quite as hot as Francisco Mejia.

MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

This week has four different players making their second appearance on a Prospect Team of the Week, though none have been quite as hot as Francisco Mejia.

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After combining for a .189/.258/.293 batting line during the season’s first two months, Mejia rebounded in earnest with a torrid month of June, hitting .455 with a 1.193 OPS. What’s more, Mejia is raking at a .526 clip with 20 hits during his nine-game hitting streak, during which he’s improved his season average from .251 to .291.

Among other PTOW returnees, Tyler O’Neill is back for the first time since the season’s opening week after clubbing four home runs in five games in the Pacific Coast League, and Brandon Lowe is making his second straight PTOW appearance after another loud showing with Triple-A Durham.

The Padres are well represented on the latest PTOW with pitchers Logan Allen and Chris Paddack, both Top 100 overall prospects. It’s the second time this season that two pitchers from the same organization garnered PTOW honors after Cardinals hurlers Ryan Helsley and Austin Gomber back in April.

Here’s the complete Prospect Team of the Week for games of June 25 through July 1.

2018 Prospect Teams of the Week

C: Francisco Mejia, Columbus Clippers (Triple–A)
(Indians’ No. 1 prospect/No. 16 overall)
7 G, .593/.645/.926, 8 R, 6 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 1 IBB, 2 K

Mejia officially put his sluggish start to the season behind him in June by hitting .455/.476/.717 and collecting hits in 22 of 24 games, including 18 multi-hit performances. The 22-year-old recorded at least one double in five straight games to pace all Top 30 prospects in two-baggers, and his 16 hits were tied for the most among Top 30 prospects.

1B: Kevin Cron, Reno Aces (Triple-A)
(D-backs’ No. 19 prospect)
6 G, .462/.483/1.115, 9 R, 2 2B, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K

That Cron led all Top 30 prospects in both home runs and RBIs was a product of two monstrous games. He erupted to hit three home runs and finish with a career-high seven RBIs on Wednesday, and then added a two-homer, six-RBI performance on Saturday. Overall, the 25-year-old has 10 multi-homer games in his career and 13 home runs in 50 games this season, putting him well on his way towards achieving his fourth straight season with at least 25 home runs.

Tweet from @MLBPipeline: #Dbacks No. 19 prospect Kevin Cron went 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 6 RBIs for the @Aces tonight 👀The 25-year-old third baseman has 3 multi-homer games in June and has hit 13 home runs in 49 games this season. Here’s how @Dbacks prospects are performing: https://t.co/0L3IYdENhk pic.twitter.com/EJpvPxzNlD

2B: Brandon Lowe, Durham Bulls (Triple-A)
(Rays’ No. 14 prospect)
8 G, .484/.590/.935, 9 R, 5 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 8 BB, 7 K

Lowe may be appearing on his second straight PTOW, but it’s his first as a second baseman after garnering honors as an outfielder last week. Another torrid week at the plate saw the 23-year-old produce 29 total bases, tied for the most among Top 30 prospects, while also ranking second in runs scored (tied), hits (15), doubles (tied) and RBIs. He’s slashing .307/.409/.571 with 16 homers and 26 doubles on the season, thanks largely to a .341/.431/.716 line and eight home runs in 22 games with Durham.

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3B: Elehuris Montero, Peoria Chiefs (Class A)
(Cardinals’ No. 27 prospect)
6 G, .500/.565/.850, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K

Montero, 19, hit safely in all six games for Peoria as he improved his season average from .302 to .316. He homered in two of those contests, giving the Dominican third baseman a career-best nine homers in 71 games after he totaled nine home runs in 170 games across his first three seasons.

SS: Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids Kernels (Class A)
(Twins’ No. 1 prospect/No. 12 overall)
6 G, .500/.577/.850, 8 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 5 BB, 3 K, 3 SB

The 2017 No. 1 overall Draft pick went hitless at the outset of the week before collecting hits in five straight games, including back-to-back three-hit performances and three multi-hit games. It helped the 19-year-old shortstop tie a bow on his best month of the season, as Lewis finished June with a .330/.380/.604 batting line with five homers, 10 doubles and 22 RBIs in 23 games.

Video: Top Prospects: Royce Lewis, SS, Twins

OF: Jacob Robson, Erie SeaWolves/Toledo Mud Hens (Double-A/Triple-A)
(Tigers’ No. 26 prospect)
5 G, .471/.591/1.059, 7 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 5 BB, 4 K, 3 SB, 1 CS

Robson began his week in the Eastern League, where he tallied three hits and three runs in two games before moving up to Triple-A Toledo and blasting two home runs in his first three games in the International League. The 23-year-old outfielder, an eighth-round pick in 2016, is putting together a breakout campaign, hitting .294/.389/.478 with nine home runs, 17 doubles and 13 steals through 70 games.

OF: Tyler O’Neill, Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)
(Cardinals’ No. 2 prospect/No. 52 overall)
5 G, .278/.381/1.000, 7 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K

O’Neill went deep in three straight games to begin the week as he ultimately homered in four of his five contests for Memphis. It was the third time this season that the 23-year-old slugger homered in three consecutive games in the Minors — four including his time in the Majors. He’s hit 19 homers in 49 games this season, good for a share of second place in the Pacific Coast League, and has 21 homers in 65 games between the Minors and Majors.

Video: Top Prospects: Tyler O’Neill, OF, Cardinals

OF: Corey Ray, Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A)
(Brewers’ No. 6 prospect Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey )
5 G, .353/.421/.941, 4 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 6 K, 1 SB

While June marked Ray’s worst month of the season (.223/.324/.404), the 23-year-old did finish it on a high note by hitting a home run in two of his final four games before opening July with another homer, giving him three for the week. After a disappointing first full season, Ray has gotten back on track this year at Biloxi, hitting .251/.345/.469 with a career-high 12 homers as well as 19 steals in 77 games.

Video: Top Prospects: Corey Ray, OF, Brewers

LHP: Logan Allen, San Antonio Missions (Double-A)
(Padres’ No. 9 prospect/No. 100 overall)
1-0, 1.29 ERA, 1 GS, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 0.71 WHIP

Allen is making his second PTOW appearance in five weeks after the 21-year-old southpaw completed seven innings for the third time in four starts while striking out 10. He owns a stellar 0.36 ERA with 26 strikeouts and a .350 OPS against over 25 innings in those four outings, during which he’s improved his overall ERA from 3.65 to 2.66, the second best mark among qualified pitcher in the Texas League. He also leads the circuit in WHIP (1.10) and strikeouts (95).

Video: Top Prospects: Logan Allen, LHP, Padres

RHP: Chris Paddack, Lake Elsinore Storm (Class A Advanced)
(Padres’ No. 8 prospect/No. 98 overall)
1-0, 3.60 ERA, 2 GS, 10 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 14 K, 1.20 WHIP

Paddack, 22, kicked off his week with a dominant four-inning outing in which he allowed just one hit while recording nine of his 12 outs via the strikeout. The right-hander didn’t fare as well on Sunday, when he allowed four earned runs in six innings, though the performance still netted the right-hander his fourth win in 10 starts for Lake Elsinore. Fully healthy after Tommy John surgery wiped out his 2017 campaign, Paddack as returned to post a 2.24 ERA with a 0.90 WHIP and 83-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 52 1/3 innings in the hitter-friendly California League.

Tweet from @MLBPipeline: Another start, another gem from Chris Paddack:4 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 KThe #Padres No. 8 prospect has given up 1 ER or less in 7 of 9 starts for @Storm_Baseball. Here’s how all @Padres prospects are performing tonight: https://t.co/QJnjQVOpIh pic.twitter.com/3rwSWHWE35

RP: Ray Black, Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A)
(Giants’ No. 29 prospect)
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 G, 1 SV, 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0.33 WHIP

Finally healthy after myriad injuries limited him in recent years, the flame-throwing Black is finally healthy and on the cusp of the Major Leagues. Now 28, Black logged three scoreless appearances last week in the Pacific Coast League, one of which led to his first career Triple-A save. He’s racked up 33 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings with Sacramento, and 53 in 29 2/3 frames (16.1 K/9) including his time with Double-A Richmond.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

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The Brewers signed more than 35 international prospects during the 2017-2018 signing period, and the total is close to 50 prospects from nine different countries when the previous period is included.

The Brewers signed more than 35 international prospects during the 2017-2018 signing period, and the total is close to 50 prospects from nine different countries when the previous period is included.

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According to industry sources, the Brewers agreed to deals with outfielder Eduarqui Fernandez, who ranked No. 18 on MLB.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list and shortstop Branylan Jaraba, No. 26, for $1.1 million each.

The Brewers are also the favorite to land No. 20 Eduardo Garcia, who is not eligible to sign until he turns 16 on July 10, for a bonus amount similar to Jaraba and Fernandez. There’s also a deal for $500,000 with outfielder Erys Bautista of the Dominican Republic.

The club did not confirm the deals.

Fernandez, who is from the Dominican Republic, is an aggressive hitter with some pop and the ability to drive the ball to all fields. He profiles as a center fielder, but could end up in one of the corner outfield positions because of his size and overall skill set. He has been compared to a young version of former big leaguer Alex Rios.

Garcia, who is from Venezuela, is one of the top defenders in this year’s class. The teenager could hit 10-12 home runs in the big leagues one Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey  day, but it will be his glove more than his bat that will propel him through the Minor Leagues and make him an everyday player.

As for Jaraba, the teenager from Colombia is a big-bodied athlete with a plus bat, plus power and plus arm potential. He’s a decent shortstop now and projects to be an above-average defender at third base in the future.

According to the rules established by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, clubs — like the Brewers — that rec Custom Cardinals Jersey eived a Competitive Balance Pick in Round B of the MLB Draft received a pool of $6,025,400, while clubs that received a Competitive Balance Pick in Round A of the Draft received $5,504,500. All other clubs received $4,983,500.

Teams are allowed to trade as much of their international pool money as they would like, but can only acquire 75 percent of a team’s initial pool amount. Additionally, signing bonuses of $10,000 or less do not count toward a club’s bonus pool, and foreign professional players who are at least 25 and have played in a foreign league for at least six seasons are also exempt.

 

Jesse Sanchez, who has been writing for MLB.com since 2001, is a national reporter based in Phoenix. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB and Facebook.


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CINCINNATI — Freddy Peralta had no idea what went wrong in a grueling, 43-pitch first inning. All he knew was he had Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform  to fix it.

The Brewers’ rookie right-hander did just that on Sunday, when he surrendered three runs before recording an out, then settled in to give the Brewers hope of a comeback. A 54-minute rain delay that ended Matt Harvey‘s finest outing with the Reds amplified that hope.

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CINCINNATI — Freddy Peralta had no idea what went wrong in a grueling, 43-pitch first inning. All he knew was he had to fix it.

The Brewers’ rookie right-hander did just that on Sunday, when he surrendered three runs before recording an out, then settled in to give the Brewers hope of a comeback. A 54-minute rain delay that ended Matt Harvey‘s finest outing with the Reds amplified that hope.

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But it was promptly extinguished in an 8-2 loss at Great American Ball Park because the Brewers didn’t hit much after the delay, and the Reds did, roughing up reliever Aaron Wilkerson for five runs in a sixth inning punctuated by Cincinnati’s second grand slam in as many days.

“It was 3-0 with nobody out, and for it to still be 3-0 there in the sixth, especially in this ballpark, you still have a fighting chance,” said Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw. “We were in a good spot. But they came out after the rain delay and put some good at-bats together again and put it out of reach.”

Ryan Braun‘s two-run home run in the ninth spared Milwaukee a shutout, but after winning the first two games of the series against the National League’s hottest team, the Brewers settled for a four-game split and saw their lead in the NL Centr Customized Falcons Jersey al dwindle to half a game over the Cubs.

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Peralta, the rookie sensation coming off his second start with double-digit strikeouts and only one hit allowed, labored in a long opening inning. The first six Reds reached safely for a 3-0 lead, as Peralta surrendered two walks and four hits while working with diminished velocity on a humid 93 degree afternoon.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell stuck with Peralta, who entered the day with 35 strikeouts in his first 22 2/3 big league innings, and saw it pay off. He struck out the final three batters of the first inning and managed to pitch through the end of the fifth allowing only one more hit — Tucker Barnhart‘s bloop single over third base in the second inning. Peralta struck out five, and twice retired the side on fewer than 10 pitches.

“We were really both concerned to see him and really anxious to see him because his numbers were so strong in the league so far,” said Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman. “He showed us why. That was a pretty gutsy performance to go 40-plus pitches in the first inning and then come back there and regroup.”

Counsell said, “It was really cool to see him right it, and how well he pitched for the last [four] innings. As much as anything, it’s a lesson you’ve got to get it rolling right away because a big league team will take advantage of it.”

Counsell thought the issue was Peralta’s release point. Peralta wasn’t immediately sure.

“The pitching coach [Danny Darwin] told me, ‘Forget about this. Keep fighting and let’s see what happens,'” Peralta said. “That’s what I did.

“In this game, you have to learn something new every day. I take it like a learning experience,” Peralta added. “I knew that I had a responsibility to keep in the game as long as I can because our bullpen has been working a lot the last couple of days. That’s my job.”

The Brewers need Peralta at the moment. Zach Davies, whose lingering shoulder injury cleared a path for Peralta’s second stint in the Major Leagues this season, left his rehab start on Thursday with a back injury and will not be able to rejoin the rotation this week as expected.

Video: MIL@CIN: Sogard reels in fly ball with a sliding grab

Before the rains came, Harvey threw fewer pitches in his first three perfect innings (32) than Peralta expended to record his first out (35), and fewer pitches through four perfect innings (41) than Peralta needed in Cincinnati’s nine-batter first (43).

The Brewers’ first baserunner was Shaw, who punched a shift-beating single to left field, leading off the fifth inning. Their only other baserunner against Harvey was Brad Miller, who singled amid lightning and thunder immediately preceding the rain delay in the sixth.

“Two runs, three runs,” said Counsell, referring to Milwaukee’s output in the past two games. “You’re going to need more to win most games. Today was a pretty light day just as far as putting pressure on the other guy.”

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Wilkerson, who took an early-morning flight on Sunday from Round Rock, Texas, after a promotion from Triple-A Colorado Springs, retired the first batter he faced in the bottom of the sixth before hitting Adam Duvall with a pitch. The inning quickly unraveled, as Alex Blandino and pinch-hitter Jesse Winker hit successive singles to make it 4-0 before Jose Peraza delivered the big blow, a grand slam to left field.

Video: MIL@CIN: Peraza drills a grand slam to left field

“I felt like it was a pretty well-located pitch, but I showed him the same pitch three times in a row,” Wilkerson said. “Probably should have went with something different.”

It marked the second straight day a reliever was knocked around in his season debut. Mike Zagurski was charged with four runs without recording an out in Friday’s loss.

“There’s innings that we need to cover there, and those are the guys that have to do it,” said Counsell. “[Wilkerson] settled down the last two innings. We needed those innings covered, and that’s the spot for Wilk. There’s length there — a two-inning window for him to keep us in the game — and they got the big blow.”

SOUND SMART
It’s July 1 and the Reds already have hit nine grand slams, most in the Majors and enough to match a franchise record they set in 2002. The Major League record for slams in a season is 14, a mark shared by the ’06 Indians and ’00 A’s.

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For the second straight day, Brewers center fielder Keon Broxton made what Statcast™ considers a four-star catch, ranging 80 feet in 4.9 seconds for a Scott Schebler fly ball that had a 41 percent catch probability. Broxton held on when he smashed into the outfield wall.

Video: MIL@CIN: Broxton’s makes 41% probability catch

UP NEXT
Brent Suter will get the start as the Brewers return to Miller Park to face the Twins at 7:10 p.m. CT on Monday. Suter was named the Brewers’ pitcher of the month in June when he went 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. The Twins will send right-hander Kyle Gibson to the mound in the opener.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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MILWAUKEE — Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Christian Yelich took “a big step” in his comeback from a stiff back on Monday, when the outfielder and club officials expressed equal confidence he will avoid the disabled list.

Now, can Yelich make similar progress in the final days of All-Star Game balloting? It will require a big step, to say the least.

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MILWAUKEE — Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Christian Yelich took “a big step” in his comeback from a stiff back on Monday, when the outfielder and club officials expressed equal confidence he will avoid the disabled list.

Now, can Yelich make similar progress in the final days of All-Star Game balloting? It will require a big step, to say the least.

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Yelich remained 10th and Lorenzo Cain 12th among National League outfielders when Major League Baseball’s final Monday afternoon update was released with four days remaining to vote. The top three will form the league’s starting outfield.

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Of more immediate concern to Yelich was getting back on the field. He hasn’t played since leaving Thursday’s game in Cincinnati after one at-bat, but he took early batting practice on Monday and fielded fly balls in the outfield. He remained off-limits for Monday’s game against the Twins.

“We’re getting closer,” Yelich said. “Every day has been better so far.”

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Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

Nate Orf, freed
In need of a bat with Yelich sidelined at least another day, the Brewers’ decision-makers thrilled fans who had been pushing a #FreeNateOrf movement on social media, not to mention Orf himself, by promoting the former undrafted free agent to the Major Leagues on Monday.

Video: Counsell, Orf talk about long-awaited callup

To make room for the 28-year-old Orf, who went right into the starting lineup at second base against the Twins, the Brewers optioned reliever Aaron Wilkerson back to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Orf, a former catcher who converted to the infield at Baylor University after undergoing Tommy John surgery, told a story about Brewers scout Brian Sankey asking him if he would sign for $1,000 if Sankey could get it approved. Orf responded that, heck, he would sign for a Snickers bar.

He wound up getting $500.

“I cost myself $500,” Orf said after making it to the Majors. “Not a good move.”

His persistence, however, paid off. Orf batted .291 with a .388 on-base percentage over parts of six Minor League seasons before Monday’s promotion, capped by a two-homer, four-hit game for Colorado Springs on Sunday.

“Let’s go,” he said. “I played a game 24 hours ago and the swing feels nice right now. I think it’s best-case scenario, jump right into it feeling good at the plate. … Yesterday, I hit two home runs in the game and I was standing out in the dirt thinking, ‘You’re going to h Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey ave to go earn this thing. You’re going to have to produce and force a hand to get up there.’

“Little did I know, an hour later, I was getting the call.”

SkySox manager Rick Sweet broke the news in the middle of a full clubhouse.

“It’s the day you put all the work in for,” Orf said. “This is why I signed for $500, to grind out as long as I needed to, to have this day come. To see it come to fruition. It’s what it was all about the whole time.”

‘Nothing to report’ on top Draft pick
Brewers general manager David Stearns couldn’t handicap the club’s chances to sign top Draft pick Brice Turang before Friday’s deadline, and declined to say whether the sides were even in active negotiations.

The Brewers have signed all of their other selections in the first 10 rounds, and are believed to have several above-slot agreements with players beyond that. MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported Monday night that the Brewers had signed 12th-rounder Korey Howell for $210,000 — $85,000 of which counts against Milwaukee’s pool. How far beyond the roughly $3.01 million slotted for Turang at No. 21 overall the Brewers can go to lure him away from a scholarship to LSU depends on how many other bonuses in excess of $125,000 go to other players from Rounds 11-40.

“There’s nothing to report,” Stearns said. “The deadline is this Friday and we’ Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey ll see what happens between now and then.”

Last call

• Brewers head physician Dr. William Raasch examined right-hander Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform  Zach Davies on Monday to make sure that there was nothing significantly structurally wrong with Davies’ back. Davies is on the 10-day DL with a shoulder injury, but it was back discomfort that forced him out of a rehab start at Class A Wisconsin on Thursday.

• Infielder Tyler Saladino‘s rehab assignment was advanced from Wisconsin to Colorado Springs as he continues a comeback from a sprained left ankle.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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The would-be All-Star starters remain the same in both leagues, but with only three days left to vote on the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot, there are five spots that remain too close to call.

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The Reds’ Scooter Gennett and the Cubs’ Javier Baez are pushing Ozzie Albies of the Braves at second base in the National League, while a pair of Astros — shortstop Carlos Correa and first baseman Yuli Gurriel — are trying to make lates move to take the voting lead at their respective positions in the American League.

Another Houston player, second baseman Jose Altuve, continues to have the highest vote total of any player in either league. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman leads all NL players in votes.

The Red Sox have two players — Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez — in line to start in the AL, while the Braves have three (Albies, Freeman and Nick Markakis) in the NL.

Voting to decide the starters for the 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on July 17 at Washington’s Nationals Park continues until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Here are the latest voting results for both leagues:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CATCHER
1. Wilson Ramos, Rays: 1,556,195
2. Gary Sanchez, Yankees: 1,116,568
3. Brian McCann, Astros: 961,325
4. Salvador Perez, Royals: 614,492
5. Yan Gomes, Indians: 522,139

There was no movement in the top five this week, though Ramos stretched his lead by about 280,000 votes over Sanchez, who landed on the disabled list with a groin injury. The Rays backstop, whose .290 average and 74 hits are tops among AL catchers, has a commanding lead of nearly 440,000 votes, putting him in good position to earn his first career All-Star start.

FIRST BASE
1. Jose Abreu, White Sox: 1,312,221
2. Yuli Gurriel, Astros: 1,088,068
3. Mitch Moreland, Red Sox: 907,955
4. Albert Pujols, Angels: 688,594
5. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 499,603

Gurriel picked up about 92,000 votes this week, mov Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey ing within 224,000 of Abreu, whose 50 RBIs continue to be tops among AL first basemen. The rest of the top five remains the same, though this appears to be a two-man race. Moreland, whose .889 OPS leads all AL players at his position, sits in third place.

Video: KC@HOU: Gurriel cracks a grand slam to left field

SECOND BASE
1. Jose Altuve, Astros: 3,405,815
2. Gleyber Torres, Yankees: 997,724
3. Dee Gordon, Mariners: 528,270
4. Jason Kipnis, Indians: 372,885
5. Jed Lowrie, Athletics: 255,092

Altuve’s place in the AL starting lineup is secure, while his overall vote lead stands at 286,709 over Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts. Torres, Gordon and Kipnis remain in the three spots behind Altuve, while Oakland’s Jed Lowrie moved past Boston’s Dustin Pedroia to regain fifth place.

THIRD BASE
1. Jose Ramirez, Indians: 1,811,902
2. Alex Bregman, Astros: 1,050,370
3. Miguel Andujar, Yankees: 963,641
4. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 590,283
5. Kyle Seager, Mariners: 447,940

Ramirez’s lead grew by more than 205,000 votes this week, giving him a comfortable 761,000-vote lead over Bregman, who surged past Andujar into the No. 2 spot. Ramirez is tied for second in the Majors with 24 home runs, one behind Boston designated hitter J.D. Martinez. Seager moved into the top five, replacing the Royals’ Mike Moustakas.

Video: CLE@OAK: Ramirez drills an RBI double to deep left

SHORTSTOP
1. Manny Machado, Orioles: 1,272,233
2. Carlos Correa, Astros: 1,135,152
3. Francisco Lindor, Indians: 898,977
4. Didi Gregorius, Yankees: 824,710
5. Jean Segura, Mariners: 675,140

Correa landed on the disabled list with a back ailment on Friday, and while the Astros’ star isn’t expected to miss much time, it remains to be seen whether his inactivity during the final days of voting hinders his ability to challenge Machado. Correa picked up more than 30,000 votes on Machado this week, leaving a 137,000-vote gap between them. Lindor jumped back into third ahead of Gregorius, while Segura continues to round out the top five.

Video: LAA@BAL: Machado crushes a 2-run homer to deep left

OUTFIELD
1. Mookie Betts, Red Sox: 3,119,106
2. Mike Trout, Angels: 2,666,972
3. Aaron Judge, Yankees: 2,021,348
4. George Springer, Astros: 1,141,661
5. Michael Brantley, Indians: 1,093,376
6. Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox: 1,071,135
7. Marwin Gonzalez, Astros: 768,281
8. Josh Reddick, Astros: 706,145
9. Eddie Rosario, Twins: 666,108
10. Mitch Haniger, Mariners: 652,563
11. Brett Gardner, Yankees: 636,087
12. Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox: 506,993
13. Aaron Hicks, Yankees: 483,574
14. Nicholas Castellanos, Tigers: 469,578
15. Tyler Naquin, Indians: 344,639

Betts, Trout and Judge continue to hold sizeable leads to be the starters, while the top seven spots remain unchanged from a week ago. Reddick and Rosario surged two spots each, knocking Gardner down to the No. 11 spot. Betts might be assured a starting spot in the AL outfield, but his chances of catching Altuve for the overall lead look bleak as the gap swelled from 123,453 a week ago to 286,709 this week. The only change on the list this week? Cleveland’s Tyler Naquin, who replaced Seattle’s Ben Gamel to return to the top 15.

Video: BOS@NYY: Judge crushes a solo homer to center

DESIGNATED HITTER
1. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox: 2,236,945
2. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees: 977,274
3. Evan Gattis, Astros: 953,460
4. Nelson Cruz, Mariners: 601,794
5. Edwin Encarnacion, Indians: 559,915

Martinez’s lead over his pinstriped rival Stanton swelled from 936,000 to more than 1.25 million, lining up the Major League home run leader for his first All-Star start and second overall selection. Stanton and Gattis remain behind Martinez, while Cruz climbed to the No. 4 spot and Encarnacion returned to the top five, knocking injured Angels star Shohei Ohtani off the list.

Video: J.D. sets Boston franchise record for HRs before July

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CATCHER
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,384,631
2. Willson Contreras, Cubs: 1,240,132
3. Kurt Suzuki, Braves: 1,174,470
4. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 913,149
5. J.T. Realmuto, Marlins: 818,925

Posey led Contreras by roughly 92,000 votes a week ago, but the Giants’ catcher saw his lead grow to more than 144,000 votes. Suzuki remains a dark-horse contender, sitting about 210,000 votes behind Posey, who would be making his fourth straight start and fifth of his career. Realmuto, who leads NL catchers with a .908 OPS, makes his first appearance in the top five, knocking Yasmani Grandal of the Dodgers off the list.

Video: MIA@SF: Posey opens the scoring with a solo homer

FIRST BASE
1. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 2,905,301
2. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs: 1,178,915
3. Brandon Belt, Giants: 802,027
4. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers: 661,485
5. Joey Votto, Reds: 479,803

Freeman’s place in the NL’s starting lineup seems to be locked in thanks to a vote total more than twice of his nearest competitor. Although the top spot isn’t in doubt, it should be noted that Joey Votto of the Reds moved back into the top five after being bumped out by the Cardinals’ Jose Martinez last week.

SECOND BASE
1. Ozzie Albies, Braves: 1,857,185
2. Scooter Gennett, Reds: 1,689,393
3. Javier Baez, Cubs: 1,586,888
4. Joe Panik, Giants: 493,573
5. Logan Forsythe, Dodgers: 379,325

Albies lengthened his lead over Baez, but the Cubs’ second baseman might not be the one to watch. Gennett is making a late move to challenge Albies for the starting job, picking up nearly 75,000 votes on the leader this week to move within roughly 168,000 votes of the top spot. Gennett (.898), Baez (.892) and Albies (.823) finished the week with the top three OPS among qualified NL second basemen.

Video: ATL@STL: Albies bloops an RBI single into left-center

THIRD BASE
1. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 2,326,711
2. Kris Bryant, Cubs: 1,370,631
3. Johan Camargo, Braves: 868,860
4. Eugenio Suarez, Reds: 601,219
5. Justin Turner, Dodgers: 496,912

Just as Arenado took the NL lead in home runs with two against the Dodgers this weekend, the Rockies’ third baseman saw his vote lead at third base swell by nearly 310,000 this week. Arenado is more than 950,000 votes ahead of Bryant, putting the Rockies star in position to make his second straight All-Star start and fourth consecutive appearance.

Video: COL@LAD: Arenado crushes a solo homer to center field

SHORTSTOP
1. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 2,303,516
2. Dansby Swanson, Braves: 1,162,263
3. Addison Russell, Cubs: 1,026,014
4. Trevor Story, Rockies: 820,484
5. Chris Taylor, Dodgers: 498,570

Crawford, whose .315 average and .884 OPS are No. 1 among NL shortstops, continues to hold a commanding lead at the position, setting him up for his second career All-Star appearance and first starting nod. The only change in the top five this week was the emergence of Chris Taylor of the Dodgers, who pushed his way past Wa Custom Cardinals Jersey shington’s Trea Turner for the No. 5 spot.

OUTFIELD
1. Nick Markakis, Braves: 2,457,648
2. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 2,046,534
3. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,777,221
4. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies: 1,310,107
5. Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves: 1,204,321
6. Ender Inciarte, Braves: 1,101,511
7. Jason Heyward, Cubs: 1,018,320
8. Kyle Schwarber, Cubs: 939,907
9. Ben Zobrist, Cubs: 900,316
10. Christian Yelich, Brewers: 708,250
11. Odubel Herrera, Phillies: 664,335
12. Lorenzo Cain, Brewers: 613,205
13. Andrew McCutchen, Giants: 595,907
14. Corey Dickerson, Pirates: 540,093
15. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers: 509,936

This list looks remarkably similar to last week’s as the top 10 vote-getters remain the same. Markakis and Kemp appear to have locked up their starting spots, while Harper — who has said he would participate in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby as long as he’s on the NL roster — maintains a comfortable 467,000-vote lead over Blackmon. The Nos. 11-15 spots feature the same names as a week ago, though Herrera jumped from No. 14 to 11, flipping spots with Dickerson.

Video: WSH@PHI: Harper hits a 3-run homer for 20th of 2018

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Mark Feinsand, an executive reporter, originally joined MLB.com as a reporter in 2001.

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MLB’s digital-only national broadcasts continue this week with today’s Twins-Brewers contest at Miller Park, which airs live in the United States exclusively on Facebook.

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MLB’s digital-only national broadcasts continue this week with today’s Twins-Brewers contest at Miller Park, which airs live in the United States exclusively on Facebook.

This Interleague bout between Central clubs is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB’s partnership with the social media network.

Fans can catch the 4:10 p.m. ET contest at www.facebook.com/MLBLiveGames or by logging onto Facebook’s MLB live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices. MLB Network will produce the game with play-by-play man Scott Braun, analysts Bill Schroeder and LaTroy Hawkins and in-game reporter Stephen Nelson.

Both sides will be represented in the booth. Schroeder, a former catcher, played six of his eight Major League seasons with the Brewers from 1983-89, while Hawkins — who re Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform tired in 2015 after a 21-year career — begin his career with nine seasons in Minnesota (1995-2003) and also played two seasons in Milwaukee (2010-11). Schroeder is a longtime color commentator for Brewers television broadcasts, while Hawkins, currently serving as a special assistant for the Twins, made his broadcasting debut on FOX Sports North last season.

How to watch on mobile and desktop

1. Search for “MLB Live” on Facebook

2. Follow the “MLB Live” show page

1. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for “MLB Live”

2. Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.

Upcoming Facebook games (all times ET)
• Tuesday, July 3: MIN-MIL, 4:10 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 11: WSH-PIT, 12:35 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 25: SF-SEA, 4:10 p.m.

What to know about the Twins-Brewers game
This is the first series between Minnesota and Milwaukee in 2018. The Twins swept last year’s four-game season series, outscoring the Brewers, 27-10.

Jake Odorizzi will start for Minnesota. Acquired by the Twins via trade with the Rays this winter to help solidify their rotation, Odorizzi has seen mixed results through 17 starts this season. The right-hander is coming off a bounce-back outing, however, after pitching six scoreless frames against the White Sox on Thursday. Odorizzi struck out eight batters and held Chicago to three hits and three walks in the no-decision.

Milwaukee will counter with Junior Guerra, who’s been the Brewers’ most consistent and effective starter in 2018. He’s struck out at least six batters in three straight starts, and top Custom Cardinals Jersey ped 100 pitches in back-to-back outings, a rarity on a team that leans on its bullpen like the Brewers do.

The Twins welcomed back shortstop Jorge Polanco this week as he was reinstated from his 80-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs. Polanco broke out in the second half of 2017, batting .293/.359/.511 with 10 home runs, 15 doubles and 43 RBIs in 63 games.

“I think we all miss that aspect of his game,” manager Paul Molitor said. “He’s another one of those guys who helps everyone in the lineup by how he takes good at-bats over the course of a season.”

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MILWAUKEE — Here’s something Brewers fans might not have known about the team’s new shortstop. It seems Brad Miller takes the team “walk-off” quite literally.

He figures he is responsible for two walk-off RBIs in the entirety of his baseball life — everything from youth ball in Orlando, to college at Clemson, to the Minors and Majors. Both came via a bases-loaded walk in the big leagues. After he viewed four straight pitches from Twins rookie Zack Littell that were outside the zone, he had delivered a 6-5 Brewers win in 10 innings on Monday at Miller Park. Miller joined Adrian Beltre and Russell Martin as the only active players with a pair of walk-off walks to his credit.

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MILWAUKEE — Here’s something Brewers fans might not have known about the team’s new shortstop. It seems Brad Miller takes the team “walk-off” quite literally.

He figures he is responsible for two walk-off RBIs in the entirety of his baseball life — everything from youth ball in Orlando, to college at Clemson, to the Minors and Majors. Both came via a bases-loaded walk in the big leagues. After he viewed four straight pitches from Twins rookie Zack Littell that were outside the zone, he had delivered a 6-5 Brewers win in 10 innings on Monday at Miller Park. Miller joined Adrian Beltre and Russell Martin as the only active players with a pair of walk-off walks to his credit.

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Down on the field after the game, Fox Sports Wisconsin reporter Sophia Minnaert asked Miller the key to pulling it off.

“Don’t swing,” Miller deadpanned.

Six of the Brewers’ 25 wins at Miller Park this season have come in walk-off fashion, including a pair of walks. Travis Shaw took one against the Mets on May 25The last time the Brewers drew multiple walk-off walks in a season, they were an American League team. John Jaha and Jose Valentin did it in 1997.

“I was in there ready to hit,” Miller said. “I’m glad I laid off.”

Miller’s patience, which came after Shaw dealt Twins closer Fernando Rodney his second straight blown save via a sacrifice fly in the ninth, helped the Brewers avoid falling percentage points behind the Cubs in the National League Central. Instead, Milwaukee remained one game atop the division.

The Brewers won despite becoming the first team in 11 years to serve up a grand slam in three straight games, playing from behind after Twins cleanup man Robbie Grossman ambushed a first-pitch fastball from Brewers starter Brent Suter in the fifth inning for a 5-1 lead.

Video: MIN@MIL: Grossman belts a grand slam to left-center

The game swung back toward the Brewers in the bottom of the same inning, when Manny Pina homered off Twins starter Kyle Gibson to start a three-run rally that included a gift from third baseman Willians Astudillo. He booted Ryan Braun‘s two-out grounder with the bases loaded for a run-scoring error that made it 5-4, and extended the inning for Nate Orf’s near-grand slam in Orf’s Major League debut.

Video: MIN@MIL: Pina mashes a solo home run to center

“You could feel the offensive pressure getting put right back on them,” said Suter.

Four Brewers relievers combined for five innings of scoreless, two-hit relief to keep it a one-run game into the bottom of the ninth. Successive singles by Miller, Eric Thames and Jesus Aguilar off Rodney loaded the bases for Shaw’s tying, two-strike sacrifice fly, but Rodney recovered to retire Braun on a broken-bat comebacker to send the game to extra innings.

Video: MIN@MIL: Shaw ties it with sac fly in bottom 9th

A clinic on fundamental baseball, the bottom of the 10th inning was not.

Littell, making his second career appearance, put the Brewers in business when he hit Orf with an 0-2 breaking ball. Pina followed and pushed a pair of bunt attempts foul before hitting a single. Keon Broxton was next, and bunted two more pitches foul, before working a walk that loaded the bases with nobody out for Hernan Perez. Perez hit a soft bouncer into a five-man infield. Shortstop Jorge Polanco‘s throw home was way off line, but catcher Bobby Wilson made a nice play to hold the plate for the out.

Video: MIN@MIL: Wilson keeps toe on the plate for key out

Littell then walked Miller on four pitches, and the game was over.

“We didn’t get some bunts down, but those guys also battled their butts off with two strikes to have productive at-bats — better than bunts,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

“We’re all professionals. We should be able to get the bunts down,” said Broxton. “It didn’t work out that way, but we got the job done, one way or the other.”

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
So close: The Miller Park faithful cheered Orf’s firs Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey t Major League at-bat like he was the next coming of Robin Yount, and not an undrafted free agent making his debut after parts of six years in the Minor Leagues. Orf nearly gave them something to cheer about in the fifth, after Astudillo’s error gave him a chance to bat with the bases loaded and the Brewers down a run. Orf drove a Gibson pitch to deep center field, but Max Kepler hauled it in on the warning track.

Vi Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey deo: MIN@MIL: Gibson escapes a bases-loaded jam in the 5th

“For the seconds after I hit it, I was like, ‘This is it. This is the coolest thing I’ve ever done,'” said Orf. “Then he caught it and I was like, ‘Keep grinding, here we go.’ It was so fun. I had so much fun tonight.”

Phantom foul: The Twins’ first run scored after a dispute between Counsell and home-plate umpire Doug Eddings in the third inning. Twins second baseman Brian Dozier swung and missed for strike three on a Suter pitch in the dirt and started running to first. Eddings called it a foul tip, to Counsell’s dismay, and declined to ask whether any of his fellow umpires had seen it differently. It led to a critical run when Dozier hit a run-scoring groundout for a 1-1 tie.

Video: MIN@MIL: Dozier plates Gibson with a groundout

“What do you want me to do?” Counsell said. “He made a bad call. I don’t have any recourse. Sometimes you don’t have recourse.”

“It changed the game a little bit at that point,” said Suter, “But luckily we were able to come back and win it. If we didn’t win that one, it would have been a tough one to get over.”

SOUND SMART
For the first time in 50 seasons as a franchise, the Brewers have surrendered a grand slam in three straight games. According to Elias, the last team to meet that dubious distinction was the Royals in April 2007.

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Broxton doubled and scored in the fifth, and walked in the 10th, but those were not the only ways he impacted the final score Monday. In the seventh inning, Br Customized Falcons Jersey oxton tracked Joe Mauer‘s fly ball to the center-field wall and made a leaping catch of what might have been a home run, and at least would have been an extra-base hit.

Video: MIN@MIL: Broxton leaps to rob Mauer of a home run

“I don’t know if it was gone,” Broxton said. “It probably would have been off the top of the wall, but when I caught it, my body kind of carried over the fence. … Our guys just scratched and clawed for whatever we could. I think everyone said in their heads, ‘We’re winning this game.’ It was nice that we went out and did it.”

 UP NEXT
Junior Guerra will be on the mound Tuesday afternoon for the Brewers opposite former Milwaukee prospect Jake Odorizzi in a rematch of their May 20 meeting at Target Field, where Odorizzi struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings of a Twins win. They’ll go head-to-head again in a game that will be televised exclusively on Facebook Live beginning at 3:10 p.m. CT.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — With Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw sidelined by injuries, the Brewers need offense. Christian Yelich provided another early jolt of it on Tuesday.

Making his first Brewers start in the three-hole, Yelich smacked his second first-inning home run in as many games for an early lead in their 5-1 win over the Royals at Miller Park. Yelich’s two-run shot off Royals right-hander Jakob Junis came two days after he connected for a solo home run off Luke Weaver in the first inning of Sunday’s loss to the Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ty Montgomery Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  Cardinals.

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MILWAUKEE — With Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw sidelined by injuries, the Brewers need offense. Christian Yelich provided another early jolt of it on Tuesday.

Making his first Brewers start in the three-hole, Yelich smacked his second first-inning home run in as many games for an early lead in their 5-1 win over the Royals at Miller Park. Yelich’s two-run shot off Royals right-hander Jakob Ju Ty Montgomery Jersey For Sale nis came two days after he connected for a solo home run off Luke Weaver in the first inning of Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals.

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“Both balls are no-doubters, up into the stands there,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “He’s still growing into [his power], but it’s fun to see what he’s capable of.”

A Yelich hot streak would be most welcome right now for the Brewers, who placed Cain on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left groin strain. Milwaukee also plans to be without Shaw for both games against the Royals because of a sore right wrist. It would also be well-timed for Yelich, who was in an 8-for-44 (.185) funk before connecting against Weaver on Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday’s homer against the Royals gave Yelich 11 this season, pushing him more than halfway to his career high of 21 for the Marlins in 2016.

“Obviously, I haven’t been feeling great up there the last week or two, but that’s part of baseball, just grinding and making things happen,” Yelich said.

One way to make things happen: Try something different. On Tuesday, that meant swinging away when Junis left a sinker up in the zone in a 3-0 count.

“It’s probably the second or third time I’ve swung 3-0 in my entire career, and for some reason, I decided to do it tonight,” Yelich said. “Why not? It ended up working out. Shows you how funny the game of baseball is sometimes.” 

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.


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MILWAUKEE — After missing his first game in more than a month on Sunday, Lorenzo Cain now faces a longer absence. The Brewers placed their center fielder and leadoff hitter on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left groin strain.

The Brewers recalled outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Cain’s spot.

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MILWAUKEE — After missing his first game in more than a month on Sunday, Lorenzo Cain now faces a longer absence. The Brewers placed their center fielder and leadoff hitter on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left groin strain.

The Brewers recalled outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Cain’s spot.

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Cain leads the National League in bWAR at 3.9 entering Tuesday’s play, but he was banged up during the Brewers’ four-game series with the Cardinals over the weekend. Cain left Thursday’s game with cramping in his right hamstring, was hit on the elbow with a pitch Friday and was hit by another pitch and left with a groin tweak Saturday. The Brewers opted to put him on the DL after he was still feeling pain despite two days of treatment.

“This is part of a baseball season,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “You have to be equipped to handle losses. I think we are. That’s been a strength of this team so far, and how we’ve gotten to this point.

“… I really believe this is a short-term thing for Lorenzo. Something we can withstand and still win baseball games during it.”

Video: STL@MIL: Cain leaves the game with injury in the 5th

Counsell held Cain out of the lineup on Sunday for the first time since May 23 in an effort to get him an extended break with Monday’s off-day. He is hitting .291 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in his first year playing in Milwaukee since his rookie season in 2010. The Brewers opened an Interleague series with Cain’s former team, the Royals, on Tuesday.

Broxton is back in the Majors for the first time since last season, when he hit for a .220 average in 143 games and was one of nine players with at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases.

Cain’s DL assignment was retroactive to Sunday, so he will be eligible for reinstatement beginning July 4.

Shaw sidelined, too
While Cain hit the DL on Tuesday, the Brewers remained hopeful that third baseman and cleanup hitter Travis Shaw will avoid a similar fate.

Shaw, homerless in his last 54 plate appearances, has been dealing with a right wrist injury since the Brewers-Phillies series at Miller Park from June 8-10. He was forced out of Sunday’s game after aggravating his wrist, and said he expected to sit out both games against the Royals before reassessing the situation on Thursday.

“If we’re not ready Thursday, they’ll probably go a different route,” Shaw said.

The Brewers’ medical staff contemplated a DL stint last week, according to Shaw, when he missed a game against the Pirates with the same issue.

“I’ll be a little more realistic this time,” he said. “I don’t want it to keep nagging. It’s affecting my swing a little bit, too. It’s been hard to ‘let it go’ for like two weeks now.”

Logan released
Unable to find a trade partner f Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ty Montgomery Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap or left-handed reliever Boone Logan since designating him for assignment one week earlier, the Brewers announced Tuesday they released the veteran.

Logan is now free to sign with any team and the Brewers are on the hook for the remainder of his salary. He had a 5.91 ERA in 16 appearances and yielded nine hits, including five for extra bases, in 22 at-bats by left-handed hitters.

Last call
• Before recently acquired Brad Miller made his first Brewers start at shortstop on Tuesday, injured infielder Tyler Saladino tested his sprained left ankle running the bases. He’s expected to depart for a Minor League rehab assignment sometime during the Brewers’ upcoming four-game series in Cincinnati, and should be ready for reinstatement five to seven days after that, Counsell said.

• Right-hander Zach Davies (shoulder) is scheduled to make his next — and what could be his final — rehab start on Friday, Counsell said. Davies told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he will pitch with Class A Wisconsin this time.

• Reliever Matt Albers, also sidelined by a right shoulder injury, played catch for the first time Tuesday since hitting the disabled list during the Brewers’ last homestand. The Brewers don’t expect Albers back to active duty until after the All-Star break.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy.

Stephen Cohn is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. Follow him on Twitter @Stephen__Cohn.


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