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Milwaukee Brewers option Lewis Brinson, Jett Bandy to Class-AAA Colorado Springs

Ryan Braun expected to return on Tuesday
Milwaukee Brewers option Lewis Brinson, Jett Bandy to Class-AAA Colorado Springs
Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 26, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers optioned outfielder Lewis Brinson and catcher Jett Bandy to Class-AAA Colorado Springs Sunday.

Brinson, the Brewers' top prospect according to MLB.com, was batting .097/.200/.161 in 35 major league plate appearances this season. His demotion should make room for Ryan Braun, who is expected to return for the start of the Cincinnati series on Tuesday.

Braun has only played in three games since May 10, as he has battled a left calf strain that forced him into multiple DL stints. Braun hit one home run in three rehab contests with the Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers over the past week.

As for the other corresponding move, Milwaukee picked up former Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers over the weekend. Vogt made the All-Star team with the A's last season, but had slumped to an abysmal .217/.287/.357 line thus far in 2017.

Still, his track record makes the 32-year-old worth a flyer, while Bandy, who is just 2-38 in June, figures out his issues.

The Brewers (41-37) hold a 1.5 game division lead over Chicago in the NL Central.