The Brewers have activated center fielder Carlos Gomez from the 15-day disabled list for today’s game against the Cubs. He’s batting leadoff in his return against right-hander Jake Arrieta.
Gomez has been out since April 15 due to a strained right hamstring and he has been missed in a big way. The Brewers went 3-12 during his absence and own the worst record in the majors at 5-18. While his return is welcome sight, Jonathan Lucroy and Scooter Gennett are both still on the disabled list and Aramis Ramirez is sitting out for a second straight day due to hamstring tightness.
The Brewers designated infielder Luis Jimenez for assignment in order to clear the way for Gomez’s return.
The Brewers announced this evening that they claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Angels.
Jimenez appeared in 18 games with the Angels this season and batted just .162 (6-for-37) with two doubles and a 13/0 K/BB ratio. However, the 26-year-old owns a healthy .299/.335/.509 batting line over eight seasons in the minors and slugged 21 home runs over 117 games this season in Triple-A. Granted, those numbers were boosted by the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. That success hasn’t translated yet.
Jimenez has mostly played third base in pro ball and figures to compete for a bench job with the Brewers in the spring.
The announcement comes from the Angels’ official Twitter account …
Freese only missed 17 days with a small fracture in his right middle finger. He is back in the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros, playing third base and batting sixth.
Freese has hit just .202/.266/.286 in 24 games this season for his new team.
He was acquired from the Cardinals over the winter in a four-player trade.