Carlos Gomez is back in the Brewers’ starting lineup after wrist injury


Things haven’t been going the Brewers’ way of late, but here’s some good news. According to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, All-Star Carlos Gomez is back in the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Marlins.

Gomez hasn’t been in the starting lineup since he sprained his left wrist on a swing last Sunday. The initial timeline called for him to miss over a week, but he recovered quicker than expected and managed to deliver a pinch-hit RBI single yesterday. He’s back in center field and will bat leadoff tonight.

The fading Brewers have lost 11 out of their last 12 games and enter play tonight a half-game behind the Pirates for the second Wild Card spot in the National League, so Gomez’s return is a welcome sight. The 28-year-old is batting .283/.349/.480 with 21 home runs, 66 RBI, and 29 stolen bases over 131 games this season and is one of the best defenders in the game.