Hello again everyone and welcome to the Tuesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Recently, it was announced that Milwaukee Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez was the team’s nominee for the Hank Aaron Award this season. Secondly, last week the Brew Crew removed two players from their 40-man roster.
Gomez was named as the Brewers’ representative for the Hank Aaron Award. The award, which is given to the top hitters in both the American and National Leagues, was started in 1999.
“It is a great honor that Major League Baseball recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league with an award in my name,” Aaron said – via MLB.com
Voting started yesterday for the award and will continue on until this Thursday. You can vote here (be sure to click the link) for Gomez. In 2013, Gomez hit .284/.338/.506 with 24 homers, 73 RBIs, 80 runs scored and stole 40 bases, becoming the first Brewer to smack 20+ homers and steal 40+ bases.
A few days ago, the Brew Crew outrighted outfielder Josh Prince and right-handed pitcher Nick Bucci off of the 40-man roster to Triple-A Nashville. Bucci in particular missed a good portion of the 2013 season due to a nagging injury from the previous season, only making one start this season that lasted 2/3 of an inning.
As for Prince, who made his major league debut on April 6 this season, he primarily played at Nashville for 2013. In Nashville this year, Prince played in 115 games and hit .237/.338/.368 with 11 homers, 53 RBIs and scored 68 runs.
The removal of both Prince and Bucci creates two more spots on the 40-man roster. However Rickie Weeks, who is on the 60-day disabled list, must be added in one of those spots.