The Milwaukee Brewers won’t be getting any additional help in their infield from Tyler Saladino for the remainder of the 2019 season.
The utility player has been dealing with a shoulder injury in the minor leagues for the last few weeks. It caused him to miss the initial call-up with expanded rosters on September 1st. After his rehab finished, the Brewers sent Saladino to the Biloxi Shuckers, the org’s lone Minor League affiliate still playing ball at this point in the season.
The plan had been to let Saladino shake off some rust and help the Shuckers win their league championship. He didn’t even make it into the game. After Milwaukee beat St. Louis Saturday night, Craig Counsell announced that the infielder wasn’t healthy enough to return and would be one of the few players on the 40-man roster not helping the Brewers push to the playoffs. Saladino hit only .123/.197/.215 with a pair of home runs in 71 plate appearances for Milwaukee, but they were both grand slams and came on back-to-back days earlier this summer. He hit considerably better with the Triple-A San Antonio Missions this year, posting a .287/.384/.566 slash line for a 127 wRC+ with 17 home runs and eight steals in 79 games.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs