Brewers News: Jon Singleton Promoted To Big League Roster

Mar 12, 2023; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers infielder Jon Singleton (28) looks to toss the
Mar 12, 2023; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Milwaukee Brewers infielder Jon Singleton (28) looks to toss the / Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers are promoting first baseman Jon Singleton to the active roster. This will be the first time Singleton is back in the big leagues since 2015.

Darin Ruf had to leave Friday night's game against the Reds with a knee injury after colliding with the tarp. It looks like that will necessitate an IL stint for Ruf, forcing the Brewers to call up some more power hitting first base help.

Fansided's Robert Murray was first to report the news.

The Milwaukee Brewers have selected the contract of Jon Singleton to the active roster, his first time in the big leagues since 2015.

Milwaukee picked up the 31 year old Singleton on a minor league contract ahead of the 2022 season. He performed so well with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds that the Brewers elected to add him to the 40 man roster in the offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. Unfortunately for Singleton, as the offseason progressed and the Brewers needed a 40 man roster spot, Singleton was designated for assignment.

He still returned to the Brewers and has been playing well in Triple-A, hitting a solid .259/.387/.489 with 10 homers and an .875 OPS.

It's an amazing comeback story for Singleton. A much hyped prospect, Singleton never got going in his 114 games at the big league level, hitting just .171 with 14 homers. He was out of affiliated ball after the 2017 season as a 25 year old and didn't return to affiliated ball until he caught on with the Brewers last year. Singleton spent the 2021 season in the Mexican League.

The Brewers find themselves in more need of roster help following the injury to Darin Ruf. Ruf had been solid since he joined the Brewers, his third organization of the year, and was brought in to help against left handed pitching. Singleton isn't a specific masher against lefties, but he's been solid against them in Triple-A, owning a .745 OPS off southpaws.

Milwaukee has an open 40 man roster spot following the release of Luke Voit. While many anticipated that the spot was being held open for Luis Urias' return next week, the Ruf injury necessitated the promotion of Singleton, who did not hold a 40 man spot prior to his promotion.

Another potential option would've been Keston Hiura, who was dominating Triple-A earlier in the year, but he's still on the injured list in Nashville and is unavailable.

This is a great opportunity for Singleton to get back in the big leagues. It's been a long and winding road back to the big leagues, but he's back.

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