Three weeks after demoting Scooter Gennett to Triple-A the Brewers are recalling the second baseman from the minors, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Gennett earned the demotion by hitting .159 in 20 games, with a disabled list stint for a shower-related injury mixed in. He batted .307 with two homers and an .848 OPS in 17 games at Triple-A, which convinced the Brewers he was ready to return to the majors.
Gennett came into the season as a career .300 hitter in 206 games, so the demotion after 20 bad games always seemed hasty and it’s no surprise that his return is a quick one.
Twins outfielder Torii Hunter got ejected from Wednesday night’s loss to the Royals for arguing balls and strikes with the home plate umpire, at which point he went berserk and threw a tantrum that included disrobing and tossing his uniform onto the field.
Hunter told reporters afterward that umpire Mark Ripperger was seeking “revenge” for his complaining about the previous pitch as well.
His daughter is graduating from high school in California, so White Sox manager Robin Ventura will miss the team’s weekend series against the Rays to be in attendance.
Bench coach Mark Parent will fill in as manager and minor league hitting coordinator Vance Law will be temporarily added to the coaching staff as the fill-in bench coach.
Ventura is in his fourth season as manager and came under some fire following the White Sox’s terrible start, but now they’re nearing .500 at 28-30 thanks to going 18-14 in the last 32 games.