Jonathan Villar has been placed on 10-day disabled list for the Brewers. Villar had to be carted off of the field in the bottom of the eight inning during Friday’s game. Villar looked to be in very bad shape, struggling to get into the cart. He was diagnosed with a lower back strain.
The bright side? To take his roster spot, top prospect Lewis Brinson has been recalled. Brinson was batting .312/.397/.503 in Triple-A before he got his call to the show. The Brewers could really use his bat right about now. How they decide to split up outfield playing time is still up in the air, but it’s probably safe to say that Keon Broxton will be seeing a lot of the bench.
Here’s what else is going down across the National League Central:
- Neal Huntington and Clint Hurdle are expected to sign contract extensions with the Pirates.
- Could the Cardinals be sellers at the deadline this year?
- Brendan McKay: Future Cincinnati Red?
- Cubs fans, Felix Pena is back.
- Jameson Taillon will start today after having surgery for and rehabbing back from testicular cancer. In turn, Tyler Glasnow has been demoted.
- Shock alert: the Milwaukee Brewers are among the best base running teams in baseball.
- The Reds have signed yet another Cuban shortstop.
- Felipe Rivero and Juan Nicasio will share closer duties for Pittsburgh.
- The Cardinals have released Jhonny Peralta.
- MLB will investigate domestic abuse allegations against Addison Russell.