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Brewers put Ben Gamel on the IL, reinstate Josh Lindblom

The Brewers’ outfielder is done for the season

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The Milwaukee Brewers have placed outfielder Ben Gamel on the IL and reinstated Josh Lindblom from the bereavement list before today’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

The lefty outfielder has slashed .237/.315/.404 in 127 plate appearances this season. He started the year off hot, with a new swing that generated more power on display in Summer Camp. When Lorenzo Cain opted out of the season, Gamel got the chance to grab a more regular spot in the lineup. Unfortunately for him, his performance wasn’t as great in live action games and he eventually made way for Avisail Garcia in center.

The team didn’t disclose why Lindblom was on the bereavement list. The move was made before a doubleheader Wednesday with St. Louis and cleared space for extra fresh players ahead of that game. The expectation was always that Lindblom would be activated before today’s start.

Statistics courtesy Baseball Reference