The Brewers activate Matt Garza

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For the first time since July 20, the Brewers wake up this morning with some company in first place. But now they’re getting a bit of a reinforcement: they’ve activated Matt Garza from the disabled list.

Garza will return to the Brewers’ starting rotation on Wednesday against the Cubs. He missed about a month with a left oblique strain. Garza is 7-7 with a 3.58 ERA and a 104/43 K/BB ratio in 145 and two-thirds this season

 

MRI reveals that Jay Bruce has a strained right hip

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a Mets player struggles mightily for an extended period, to the point where it seems pretty obvious that something is wrong with him. The team says that he’s merely “sore” or “banged up” or something and the team either plays short-handed for a while or deals with the diminished player taking his hacks. Then, when he is eventually placed on the disabled list, it’s revealed that he has more serious trouble than general soreness or being banged up.

You ask for miracles, Theo, I give you the New York Mets:

 

He had been put on the DL a couple of days ago, but now it’s clear what the problem is. It may also illuminate why Bruce is hitting just .212/.292/.321 with three homers and 17 RBI in 236 plate appearances this season.

The Mets have not announced a timetable for Bruce.