The Brewers are planning to activate second baseman Kolten Wong from the injured record earlier than Friday’s sequence opener in opposition to the Cubs, supervisor Craig Counsell advised reporters (including Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Milwaukee is off tomorrow.
Wong went on the IL with a left indirect pressure April 10, however he’ll solely miss a couple of days greater than the 10-day minimal. The group greater than held their very own in his absence, compiling an 8-3 file punctuated by a three-game sweep of the Padres. Nonetheless, Wong’s return shall be a welcome improvement for a Milwaukee membership that added him in free company over the winter. He hasn’t hit a lot over his first seven video games as a Brewer, however Wong has a prolonged observe file of stable offense and Gold Glove caliber protection on the keystone.
With Wong again manning second base, the Brewers determine to bump Keston Hiura again to first and push Daniel Vogelbach out of the beginning lineup. Hiura, although, is off to a dreadful begin to the yr after struggling in 2020.