The Brewers announced that Daniel Robertson (concussion) will return from an IL and rehab stint that dates back to an April 25 hit by pitch from Cubs reliever Jason Adam.
INF/OF Daniel Robertson has been reinstated from the 7-day concussion list. pic.twitter.com/YOgwWsuz4v— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 21, 2021
Even before the fateful beanball, Robertson has had a painful season at the plate. He was seen by some as a potential post-hype breakout candidate, and discussed channeling his inner Justin Turner during Spring Training. But that type of production has not come to fruition at all, as Robertson has slashed just .105/.190/.132 across 43 plate appearances.
Robertson began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville about a week ago. Across twenty plate appearances, he hasn’t even resumed his pre-concussion production, slashing 056/.150/.056. He’ll provide some infield depth for the Brewers but is unlikely to mitigate the Brewers’ offensive struggles. Once Willy Adames arrives and Luis Urias slides into a super utility role, however, we’ll see how long Robertson holds on to a roster spot unless his production improves dramatically.
Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.