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Brewers send Adrian Houser back to Triple-A, call up Tyler Saladino

Milwaukee brings up some infield reinforcements with Mike Moustakas still ailing

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It turns out Adrian Houser’s stay in the Milwaukee Brewers rotation was a short one.

The Brewers sent down the young right-hander today after his 4+ inning start that saw him give up 5 runs on 9 hits Monday night. They’ll likely figure out who ends up taking that turn in the rotation in a few days, because in the mean time they’re making a move to help cover another unknown situation in the status of Mike Moustakas.

With Moustakas day-to-day with a finger fracture, the team is calling up Tyler Saladino, presumably to help Hernan Perez cover second base — or, like tonight, cover the utility role while Perez starts.

Moustakas has been able to avoid a DL stint to this point, but hasn’t played since Saturday. If he has to miss much more time, it may make sense to move him to the Injured List the next time the needs a fresh arm.

Saladino has hit .276/.348/.690 with 6 home runs and 4 doubles in 17 games at Triple-A San Antonio so far this season. He had a hot first month with the Brewers in May of last year before crashing back to earth and returning to being a replacement-level player to end the year.

Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference