Brewers option Scooter Gennett, call up Sean Halton

Scott Halleran

Halton is expected to join the team tomorrow for his MLB debut.

Scooter Gennett almost put the Brewers in a really awkward situation tonight. With two outs and a runner on in the ninth inning, he hit a fly ball to the warning track in right. If it had gone a few feet further it would've been a walkoff home run. Instead, it was a fly out that might have made it a little easier for the Brewers to return him to Nashville after the game.

Gennett was called up to the majors to serve as an alternative to Rickie Weeks at second base, but his minor league success didn't carry over to the big leagues. He made 44 plate appearances over 16 games as a Brewer and hit .220/.256/.366. Over that same period of time Weeks batted .447/.512/.947 to reaffirm his status as an everyday player.

Meanwhile, Sean Halton gives the Brewers another interesting candidate at first base. He was a 13th round pick in the 2009 draft and is a career. 294/.350/.454 hitter in the minors, including a .288/.338/.492 line for Nashville this season. He's played 406 of his 461 professional games at first base, but also has limited experience as a corner outfielder.

Halton is expected to join the team tomorrow and could be the seventh Brewer to make his MLB debut this season. The eighth is likely to be Johnny Hellweg, expected to start against Pittsburgh on Friday.

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