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.
Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has been called up by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Biggio, 24, was a fifth round selection in the 2016 draft. So far this year he has put up a .307/.445/.504 batting line with six home runs and five steals Triple-A Buffalo. He’s a utility guy of sorts, having spent time at first, second, third and all three outfield positions so far this year. He, perhaps ironically, has not caught yet in his pro career, nor does he play short. Still, that kind of flexibility in a young player can be pretty useful in this age of big bullpens. Especially if he continues to rake like he has. He’ll likely mostly play second base for the Jays starting out.
With Vlad Guerrero Jr. playing third base every day, Toronto now has two sons of Hall of Famers on their roster. That’s pretty neat.