The Brewers fired their pitching coach, Bill Castro and promoted pitching coach Chris Bosio from Triple-A Nashville. The Brewers pitching staff ranked 27th in the Major Leagues with a 4.84 ERA while walking 421 hitters (5th highest in MLB) and allowing a Major League-leading 151 home runs in 112 games.
That was the first move of the day. The Brewers also sent shortstop J.J. Hardy to Class AAA Nashville and recalled Alcides Escobar. Hardy has struggled this season, hitting just .229 with 11 homers and 45 rbi's this season.
After sending Hardy down, the Brewers then designated Bill Hall for assignment and are calling up outfielder Jason Bourgeois from AAA Nashville.
The Brewers have lost 23 of their last 35 games and are just 4-12 in their last 16 home games. They trail first place St. Louis by 6 1/2 games in the NL Central