Carlos Gomez headed to disabled list with hamstring injury

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Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez tweaked his right hamstring while running to first base in the ninth inning last night and Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that he’s now headed to the 15-day disabled list.

Gomez is dealing with a slight “defect” or “tear” in his hamstring and was given a cortisone shot. Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said that he’ll be reevaluated next week to see if he’ll need to miss more than the minimum 15 days.

Missing Gomez for any length of time is a tough blow for the Brewers, who are off to a disappointing 2-7 start to begin the year and have been struggling offensively. Gerardo Parra figures to see most of the playing time in center field during his absence.

Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract

Darin Ruf
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The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports that the Giants have signed 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract.

Ruf, 33, played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Phillies from 2012-16, enjoying occasional offensive success. He spent the last three seasons in the KBO League in South Korea with the Samsung Lions, reigniting his career. Ruf hit an aggregate .313/.404/.564 with 86 home runs and 350 RBI over 1,756 plate appearances.

Ruf joins an ever-increasing list of players whose major league careers fizzled out, then found new life overseas — Eric Thames and Miles Mikolas are a couple of examples. Ruf will hope to prove himself as a big leaguer once more in spring training with the Giants.