The Milwaukee Brewers, after an off day on Thursday, open a 3-game weekend series at San Francisco against the Giants tonight.
The Brewers have called up utility infielder Brooks Conrad from AAA Nashville to replace injured first baseman Mat Gamel who is out with a torn ACL. Conrad was hitting .400 in the minors.
Travis Ishikawa is expected to get the first crack at replacing Gamel at first base.
The Giants are also trying to deal without one of their top players. Third-baseman Pablo Sandoval suffered a broken hand and is out 4 to 6 weeks.
The Brewers have lost 2-straight and 5 of their last 7 games.