After years of being stuck behind Buster Posey in San Francisco, Andrew Susac came into his first spring looking with the Milwaukee Brewers looking to finally get his shot at a big league starting role. Susac was in a three-way battle for the catching gig when camp began, but an ill-timed injury cut his chances short and forced him on to the disabled list to begin the regular season. Susac has now recovered from the trapezius woes that ended his bid for the starting gig, but the Milwaukee Brewers announced this morning that they have activated him from the 10-day disabled list and optioned him to AAA Colorado Springs.
Susac missed a good portion of spring training with his injury and will need time to get acclimated both at the plate and in the field before the Brewers begin to think about bringing him up to the big league level. He has been on rehab assignment with the Sky Sox for the last few days and figures to continue splitting time with Tyler Heineman behind the plate in AAA. Both Jett Bandy (.300/.364/.500, 132 wRC+ in 22 PA) and Manny Pina (.478/.478/.652, 205 wRC+ in 23 PA) have been tearing the cover off the ball to start the year, and if they can keep up their health and strong play then there may not be room for the 27 year old Susac on the big club anytime soon.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs