Carlos Gomez was held out of the Brewers’ starting lineup on Monday and Tuesday night because of discomfort in his hip, but an MRI turned up negative for structural damage and he is back in action on Wednesday, serving as Milwaukee’s designated hitter at Kauffman Stadium.
Gerardo Parra is playing center field and Shane Peterson is in left field in the third game of a four-game home-and-home with the Royals. Gomez will also be able to DH in Thursday’s series finale, but the Brewers will then head out to Colorado’s Coors Field, a National League park.
Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson just missed three weeks because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, landing on the disabled list May 19 and returning on June 11. But the 26-year-old couldn’t make it five games before suffering another flareup.
Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports that Dickerson has been placed back on the 15-day disabled list. And this absence will probably be longer than three weeks. “We thought we could get some mileage out of him,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss told Groke. “But it didn’t work out.”
Dickerson has posted a cool .299/.331/.512 batting line in 38 games this season when healthy. He hit .312/.364/.567 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI in 131 games last season.
From Jim Callis of MLB.com comes word that the Twins have reached agreement with their first-round pick in the 2015 draft, University of Illinois left-hander Tyler Jay. He will get a $3,889,500 bonus, which is the exact recommended figure for the sixth overall pick — where Jay was selected.
Jay was a dominant late-inning reliever for the Fighting Illini, posting a 0.60 ERA, 0.61 WHIP, 1.04 BB/9 and 10.44 K/9 across 60 1/3 frames, but he’s expected to be tried as a starting pitcher in the Twins’ minor league system.
Jay will begin his professional career at High-A Fort Myers, skipping over rookie ball and the club’s Low-A affiliates.