As anticipated, the Brewers have activated outfielder Khris Davis from the disabled list in time for Tuesday's game against the Braves. Davis is in the starting lineup in left field for his return.
The Brewers have been without Davis since the end of May when he tore a meniscus in his right knee while striking out. Davis had been on fire at the time, posting a .317/.397/.650 with four home runs over his last 20 games. On the season, he has a .250/.337/.446 line.
Davis' return creates a bit of a logjam in the outfield for the Brewers. Since he's been out, Gerardo Parra has been tearing it up in left field while getting every-day playing time. From the beginning of June on, Parra has hit .346/.390/.546 with six home runs over 34 games.
With Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez firmly entrenched in starting roles, it will be more difficult to get consistent playing time for all four outfielders. More difficult, not impossible. If Milwaukee has seven games in a week, Davis could start 4/5 in left field while Parra gets two or three. Parra can then also spell Gomez and Braun a day apiece. In this scenario, then, Gomez/Braun would be getting six starts a week while Parra/Davis get four or five apiece.
The trade deadline could also help with this issue, as well. Parra is one of those pieces that almost needs to be traded before the end of July, and most expect him to be dealt at some point soon. Teams have been inquiring about him, and Davis should soon be alone in the starting left field spot again.
To make room on the roster for Davis, David Goforth was optioned back to Triple-A. Goforth had just been called up recently and had yet to make an appearance in his latest go-around with the Brewers.
Here's the full line-up for today's game: