With Major League rosters expanding to as many as 40 players yesterday (Tuesday), the Milwaukee Brewers added two players to the big league club.
The Brewers called up veteran shortstop J.J. Hardy and relief pitcher Chris Smith. Hardy spent 20 days down in the minors and it pushed back his free agency a year due to the length of his stay. Hardy was in the starting lineup on Tuesday night, but he’ll likely be a good trade candidate for the offseason with the Brewers developing Elcides Escobar at shortstop.
It’s possible that Mat Gamel could be recalled as well, once the minor league season is complete.