Adding to the frustrating season that has become the 2015 Brewers campaign, they'll now be without outfielder Khris Davis for the next month after undergoing knee surgery.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brewers assistant GM Gord Ash says Khris Davis’ meniscus cleanup “went well.” Recovery time for Davis is expected to be 4-6 weeks.</p>— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) <a href="https://twitter.com/Todd_Rosiak/status/605839787946221569">June 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Davis has been one of the few bright spots on the Brewers this year, and after a poor start to the season, became an offensive force during the month of may. In 87 plate appearances, Davis posted an ISO of .267, a wOBA of .370, and a wRC+ of 133. Obviously this doesn't have any playoff implications for the team, but this is an unfortunate blow for everyone involved, as Davis was beginning to build upon a decent 2014 with an even better 2015.
According to Baseball America, the Brewers have a few outfield prospects in the minor leagues that have impact potential, but their highest rated, Tyrone Taylor, hasn't played above AA and is struggling since being promoted above high-A. Orlando Arcia is hitting extrememly well, and has throughout his minor league career, but is listed as an infielder, and seems unlikely to make a drastic position change for a 4-6 week stint.
At the major league level, the Brewers don't have many options in the outfield, and will go with some combination of Hector Gomez, Jason Rogers, and the newly acquired Hernan Perez. At 18-34, Milwaukee won't go out and trade for a true replacement, but will likely handle situation with internal options, or a possible waiver claim between now and Davis' return.