A couple of injuries at Double-A Biloxi prompted a series of moves throughout the Brewers system this week. Outfielder Brett Phillips headed to the disabled list with Omar Garcia coming up from Brevard County to take his place. With an open spot in Brevard, outfielder Malik Collymore joined the Manatees from extended spring training. Pitcher Javi Salas also landed on the DL, creating a well-deserved promotion for righty Brandon Woodruff. Southpaw Zach Hirsch returned to Brevard to fill Woodruff’s spot on their roster. The Brewers added a pair of bullpen arms to their organization as well, signing Gage Smith and Santos Saldivar to contracts. Smith was assigned to Brevard County with Brad Kuntz going back to Helena to free up a spot for him. Finally, the Brewers also released a pair of Triple-A veterans, cutting ties with pitcher Jim Miller and outfielder Ben Guez.
Former Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez landed on the disabled list in Houston and in a weird coincidence, the two outfielders the Brewers acquired in exchange for him, Domingo Santana (shoulder) and Brett Phillips (hamstring) also hit the DL this week. The Brewers did get some more good news on the injury front at Triple-A Colorado Springs where outfielder Michael Reed made it through concussion protocol and returned to action on Thursday night. Meanwhile, in Biloxi, reliever Daniel Tillman was back on the mound on Thursday as well after missing over a month of action.
Colorado Springs has won seven of their last ten games and have climbed up out of the cellar an into third place in their division, five games back of first place Oklahoma City. At Double-A, Bloxi has played .500 ball over their last ten and are now in a first place tie with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Meanwhile in the Florida State League, the struggles continue for Brevard, as their record of 14-28 remains the worst in the league. And finally at Wisconsin, the Timber Rattlers sit at 20-22, 3.5 games back of both Clinton and Cedar Rapids who are tied for first place in their division.
The Sky Sox are home this afternoon for a Jersey Cooler Bag Giveaway to the first 1000 fans, then head out on the road until after Memorial Day. Biloxi returns home on Friday the 27th for three games against Mobile, including a fireworks night on Saturday, May 28th. Brevard County starts at six game homestand on Tuesday and Wisconsin is home for a Monday matinee with Kane County tomorrow before hitting the road for a lengthy road trip.