Hello again everyone and welcome to the Thursday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Even with his 2013 ending sooner than he would have liked, Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Khris Davis is looking at 2014 with intentions to stay healthy. In the second bit of news, the Brewers placed Taylor Green and Mat Gamel on waivers yesterday.
Khris Davis will look to be a big part of the Brewers’ line-up in 2014. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Davis, 25, came into his own as an every day player when the Brewers were shuffling between guys to start in left field. In the last two weeks of September, Davis battled a nagging leg injury that would eventually keep him out of the line-up.
"“I just lost control, lost balance of myself,” Davis said. “What I felt was my quad grab, so I tried to slow down, and my hammy gave out on the other side.” – via Brewers.com"
During the 2013 season, Davis played in 56 games and hit .279/.353/.596 with 11 homers, 27 RBIs and scored 27 runs. Heading into next season, Davis may start in right field due to his previous performance, but only if the team trades Norichika Aoki.
Yesterday, the Brew Crew placed utility man Taylor Green and first baseman Mat Gamel on waivers. Should Green and Gamel clear waivers, they will then both be free-agents and able to sign with other teams. In their place, the Brewers may reconsider bringing back Corey Hart, who like Green and Gamel, did not play in all of 2013.
In 2012, Green played in 58 games, hitting a meager .188 with three home runs and 14 RBIs whereas Gamel only played in 21 games before tearing his ACL in early May.
Neither player was available for 2013 as Gamel re-tore his ACL and Green had hip surgery which would land both of them on the 60-day disabled list. It’s unknown what teams may pursue the two, but it’s unexpected that the Brewers would re-sign either player with Hunter Morris waiting in the wings for first base.