Last week, Domingo Santana came back to the Brewers lineup after a minimum DL stint with a sore shoulder. However, his return ended up being short-lived. Santana had been out of the lineup for a few days dealing with a sore elbow. Today, the Brewers decided that the injury was severe enough that is needed another DL trip, and Santana went back on the DL today (retroactive to 6/8).
There is some good news here since it’s not the same injury that he was dealing with before, so it hopefully won’t be something that is a recurring issue. However, it’s not very encouraging that this is Santana’s second DL trip in under a month. The injury-prone label is one that no player wants to get, but multiple DL trips over a short period will start to build that reputation.
Santana’s return from the DL was encouraging, as he went 3-for-8 in his first two games back, hitting a home run and a double. However, he was 0-for-7 in the two games that followed, and sat out both Wednesday and Thursday. Overall this season, he is batting .234/.347/.391 with 4 home runs, 13 RBI, and a 52:21 K:BB ratio.
With an outfielder needed again, the Brewers elected to bring back Keon Broxton. He had not been down the minimum 10 days, but was recallable since it was due to an injury. In the five games he played since returning to Colorado Springs, he went 1-for-16 with a double, two walks, and seven strikeouts.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference