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10 Players you probably forgot played for the Brewers in 2022

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Jun 4, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Alex Jackson (5) walks back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning during game against the San Diego Padres at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Alex Jackson (5) walks back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning during game against the San Diego Padres at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /
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If you’ve paid any bit of attention to the Milwaukee Brewers during the David Stearns era, you know that one week you can watch a game and see one team and then come back a week later and see a completely different team on the field.

Last year the Brewers made noise in the social media world with how many transactions they made, being top three in the league and that tells you all you need to know about how well Stearns utilizes his team. Brewers fans expect more of the same type of movements in 2022, Stearns made a whopping three transactions in April.

Despite having a low amount of transactions this season, it’s easy to forget some players that suited up for the Crew.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 players that suited up for the Crew this season that you probably forgot about.

10. Esteury Ruiz

Esteury Ruiz was one of the biggest parts of the Josh Hader trade but was lost in the vines with all of the drama with the release of Dinelson Lamet and the other trades for pitchers. Ruiz was a part of the first round of September call-ups before being quickly optioned down to Nashville a week later. In his first three games with the Brewers, he drew a walk and scored two runs in eight plate appearances against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

9. Chi Chi Gonzalez

After being DFA’d by the Minnesota Twins back in June, the Brewers took a flyer on Gonzalez and that flyer was good for about four pitching appearances. In his first two games with the Brewers, the stat lines were almost the same. He went four innings, giving up three runs on four hits. In his first game, he struck out two and walked one and in game two he walked two and struck out three.

About a week later he had his first solid outing with the Brewers, where he went three innings giving up two hits and striking out two.

In what was his final outing with the Brewers, he pitched a third of an inning where he gave up two runs on two hits and a walk with one of the hits being a home run. That was the end of the line for Gonzalez, as he was DFA’d, and instead of going to Nashville he elected for free agency where he soon signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers.

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