Craig Counsell told reporters after yesterday’s game for the Milwaukee Brewers that Lorenzo Cain would be going on the injured list. That move was made official this afternoon, as Cain is down with a strained right hamstring and Tyrone Taylor will come up from Triple-A.
OF Lorenzo Cain placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 1, 2021
OF Tyrone Taylor recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/HIi1hnKWQz
After opting out last season and then missing time to during April, Cain has yet to get quite on track for the Brewers at the plate. He’s batting just .223/.322/.350 in 118 plate appearances on the season, including a .247/.356/.352 slash line during the month of May. He’s bopped three homers and stolen four bags for an 86 OPS+. Tyrone Taylor has also received some significant playing time so far the Brewers this year filling in for the injured Cain and Christian Yelich, and after a hot start, he cooled down to a .203/.298/.365 line before getting sent down to Triple-A. With Nashville, he was recently the league player of the week and has hit .553/.600/1.267 with 3 homers in 20 plate appearances. A righty hitter, he could perhaps platoon with Jackie Bradley, Jr., who has been mired in a season-long slump, in center field.
Additionally, the Brewers announced yesterday that both Bobby Wahl and Tim Lopes had been activated from the 60-day IL and optioned to Triple-A. They are therefore re-added to the 40-man roster count, which now stands at 39. Both players had been on rehab assignments, with Wahl allowing six earned runs in 5.2 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, and Lopes hitting .236/.328/.382 with a pair of homers in 64 plate appearances for Nashville.
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