Second baseman Scooter Gennett will be back in the lineup on Thursday at Miller Park when the Milwaukee Brewers open a four-game series against the San Diego Padres.
Gennett has been on the teams 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. He is scheduled to begin a two-game rehab stint with high Class A Brevard County on Tuesday.
Gennett was hitting .258 with four home runs and five RBI through 18 games, his best offensive start since joining the big league club.
Gennett managed just 12 walks in 114 games last season. He already had 10 walks this season. Gennett hasn’t played since April 24.
Santana gets good news
The Brewers and right fielder Domingo Santana received good news after Santana has his sore throwing shoulder examined by team physician William Raasch on Monday morning.
Santana has been out of the Brewers’ lineup for six of the teams last seven games because of right shoulder tightness. He did pinch hit in three of those games and did so again last night in the 4-1 loss to Miami in the series opener.
Manager Craig Counsell said everything checked out good and they’re just day to day with Santana right now.
Santana is hitting .239 with three home runs and 11 RBI.