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Milwaukee Brewers Recall Keon Broxton, Place Domingo Santana on DL

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Santana's shoulder has been bothering him for awhile now.

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Since being demoted to AAA on April 16th, Keon Broxton has been on a tear at the plate. Despite going hitless in 18 MLB plate appearances with 11 strikeouts, Broxton has torched the PCL to the tune of a .301/.390/.583 slash (161 wRC+) in 25 games and 118 plate appearances. He's slugged seven home runs and swiped 15 bases, both of which lead the Sky Sox despite having missed the first two weeks of the AAA season. According to an interview from last night with Sky Sox manager Rick Sweet, that performance has earned Broxton a trip back to Milwaukee as he's reportedly been recalled and will join the Brewers today (h/t to Jim Goulart of Brewerfan.net).

The Brewers have yet to announce the move officially or give any sort of inclination about a corresponding move. Both LF Ryan Braun (back, wrist) and RF Domingo Santana (shoulder) have been held out of the lineup on multiple occasions over the last few weeks with nagging injuries, so perhaps a DL stint will be forthcoming for one of them. Another possibility could be designating the struggling Ramon Flores (.192/.297/.231 in 91 PA) for assignment, though Craig Counsell told reporters just yesterday that both he and Colin Walsh would continue to be given opportunities in spite of their struggles.

We'll continue to update this story as more information comes out.

UPDATE:

The Brewers announced via their Twitter feed that they've placed RF Domingo Santana on the 15 day disabled list with what they're calling "right shoulder soreness." Santana has been in and out of the lineup in the past two weeks battling the injury. He's hit .239/.353/.381 with three home runs in 133 plate appearances this season. He's also been an adventure in right field and has accrued -9 defensive runs saved in a small 262 inning sample size.

Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs