By: Kevon Talley | Miller Park Prospects
Rest easy, Milwaukee Brewers fans, outfielder Lewis Brinson is going anywhere. Well, except to Washington to re-join the Brew Crew as they square off with the Nationals.
There was all kinds of wild speculation last night when Brinson was lifted from the Colorado Springs Sky Sox game in the first inning, but the Brewers put any trade rumors to rest when they announced this morning that Brinson had been recalled with pitcher Matt Garza heading to the disabled list.
Brinson, the consensus number one prospect in the Brewers’ organization, struggled in limited action in his MLB debut last month, but has been on fire since returning to Triple-A. He should figure to see much more action this time around, with Keon Broxton having been sent back to the minors to try to iron things out.
The news on Garza is a big surprising, as he has been one of the team’s more reliable starters this season – also a surprise to many. Garza apparently suffered a right lower leg strain, though it’s unclear exactly when the injury occurred. He tested it out in advance of his next start, but the injury was apparently severe enough to warrant a stint on the disabled list for the veteran Garza.
Michael Blzek will make a spot start for the Brewers on Thursday in Garza’s place.