Brewers make series of big infield, pitching changes
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have made a series of changes to their infield lineup with a trade, a call-up of a second baseman and a waiver request.
They also released a pitcher who gave up a plethora of runs in their latest loss.
The team has asked for waivers on infielder Alex Gonzalez.
He hit .177 in 41 games for Milwaukee.
The team has also called up second baseman Scooter Gennett from AAA Nashville.
He will wear No. 2 when he makes his major league debut.
There was no initial word on whether he would make it to Milwaukee in time for Monday's game against Oakland, which you can hear on 620WTMJ at 6:35 p.m.
Journal Sentinel beat writer and Brewers 360 contributor Tom Haudricourt tweeted about the subject.
Oakland starting LHP Tommy Milone tonight so LH hitter Scooter Gennett probably will get settled in and perhaps start Tuesday.— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 3, 2013
Currently, starting second baseman Rickie Weeks is hitting .184 for the 2013 season.
The team also picked up infielder Juan Francisco in a trade from Atlanta, giving the Braves minor league pitcher Thomas Keeling.
The Brewers finally optioned pitcher Mike Fiers to Nashville. He gave up seven runs in the Brewers' loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.