The Brewers are reportedly going to give third baseman Mat Gamel a closer look at third base hoping to find a clear regular between the struggling Casey McGehee and Gamel. McGehee is hitting just .224 in 312 at-bats this season, a steep drop from his .285 line in 2010.
Gamel has been mauling the ball in Triple-A this season, hitting .321 with 18 home runs through 293 at-bats. He has never hit for much success in the majors, but has hit consistently in the minors and is having a career year at the ripe age of 25.
McGehee had a strong first month but has not returned to those numbers at all. If Gamel has a strong run till the All-Star break, the Brewers could make McGehee available to gauge his overall interest. A team like the Tigers could benefit from a corner infielder who could give them 15+ home runs and hit for a respectable average. The Athletics and Padres are also possibilities in need of a corner infielder at a low cost.