Yesterday the Milwaukee Brewers announced that Tyler Cravy would take the place of Kyle Lohse in the rotation and make tonight’s start. Today, the Brewers made a roster move as Hector Gomez has been outrighted to AAA and Jason Rogers is back on the active roster. While Gomez has greatly struggled, Rogers addition should greatly boost the bench and the lineup.
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Though Gomez was versatile in the infield, he has really had a hard time adjusting to a bench role. His last hit came on June 23rd and he has only had three hits all together since June first. These tough at-bats have dropped him all the way down to a .181 batting average as of today. By moving back to Colorado Springs, Gomez should see more regular at bats.
Rogers heads back to Milwaukee on fire. After his demotion in July, Rogers has been ripping the cover off the ball in AAA. In July he batted .313 with five home runs in 19 RBI’s and he has not cooled off at all in August batting .471 with a homer in four August games.
He enters Milwaukee as a right handed option at first, a bat in the outfield and at third and a power bat off the bench that greatly lacks pop. While he has some time at third and could see some time there in the upcoming months, I don’t see him being a regular there at any point. But with a bat that has proven to hit at each level, this opportunity could open up a spot for him next year. When drafted, he didn’t have sky high expectations, but as one of the most exciting bats off the bench I hope to see Rogers play himself into a spot in Milwaukee.