Feb 25, 2014; Maryvale, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers infielder Elian Herrera (3) runs down a ground ball during Spring Training practice at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Elian Herrera optioned to Triple-A Nashville


With Aramis Ramirez set to be activated off the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers had to a make a corresponding move. Utility man Elian Herrera was the odd-man out and was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

Herrera was batting .226/.241/.264 in  24 games with the Brewers this season, and while that is anything but good, optioning him is a bit of surprise. Irving Falu seemed to be the favorite to be removed from the 25-man roster as he has only appeared in three games and has yet to collect a hit.

In all likelihood, the Brewers wanted Herrera to see regular at-bats in the minors before calling him up again.

Ramirez has been on the disabled list since May 13 with a strained left hamstring. The 35-year-old third baseman is hitting .252 with five home runs and 21 runs knocked in.

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