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Brewers reinstate Carlos Gomez from disabled list, DFA Luis Jimenez

Gomez has been out since April 15 with a hamstring injury.

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The Brewers have their center fielder and leadoff man back as the team announced on Twitter they have reinstated Carlos Gomez from the disabled list.

Gomez has been out since April 15 due to a strained hamstring, but has been with the team and working on drills in recent days in preparation for his return. Getting him back should be a big boon for the Brewers, though the team has already dug themselves a big hole in the early going.

In eight games before his injury, Gomez had been batting just .235/.257/.441 with one home run and had yet to steal a base. However, he is still a top-3 overall center fielder in baseball.

To make room for Gomez on the roster, the Brewers also designated Luis Jimenez for assignment. Jimenez had made the team out of spring training but has just one hit in 16 plate appearances. Going forward, it looks like Jason Rogers (or Elian Herrera, or maybe even Hector Gomez) will be the primary backup at third base.