Brewers activate Cain, place Braun and Pina on DL
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers activated centerfielder Lorenzo Cain off the 10-day disabled list and placed outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Manny Pina on the DL as part of eight roster moves on Sunday.
Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs and left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski was designated for assignment. Top pitching prospect Corbin Burnes, catcher Jacob Nottingham, and infielder Nate Orf were called up from Triple-A.
Cain, who’s hitting .291 with eight homers and 26 RBIs, was in the lineup and batting third for Sunday’s series finale against Atlanta. He’s been out since June 24.
Braun, hitting .235 with 10 homers and 35 RBIs, also was on the DL with back problems in mid-May, missing six games.
Pina was placed on the DL retroactive to Saturday with a left biceps strain. He’s hitting .227 with six homers and 16 RBIs.
“He (Pina) injured himself Saturday night swinging the bat,” manager Craig Counsell said. “We had some tests, there is an injury there that he is unable to swing the bat for about a week. He’ll be active after the All-Star break.”
Counsell said Braun’s injury involves trouble with his back on the right side.
“Hopefully, two weeks kind of resets him,” Counsell said.
Wilkerson, was called up Friday from Colorado Springs to make Saturday’s start against Atlanta. He allowed two runs on four hits in five innings in a 5-1 loss. Zagurski, who was called up on June 28, allowed three runs on three hits in one inning Saturday.
Burnes, a 23-year-old right-hander, was 3-4 with a 5.15 ERA in 19 games (13 starts) at Colorado Springs, with 81 strikeouts …read more