The Brewers introduced at the moment that shortstop Willy Adames has been reinstated from the seven-day concussion checklist, with infielder Brice Turang optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding transfer.
Adames had a scary incident over per week in the past when he was struck within the head by a foul ball whereas sitting within the dugout. He was despatched to hospital for testing however appeared to keep away from any severe accidents as he didn’t undergo any fractures and resumed baseball actions a couple of days later, which has allowed him to return after an absence of beneath two weeks.
The roster casualty of his return is Turang. Now 23, the teen has been thought-about one of many prime 100 prospects within the league at instances throughout his rise to the majors. Baseball America gave him the #88 slot going into 2021 however didn’t have him on their checklist previously two years. FanGraphs was nonetheless bullish coming into 2023, giving him the #65 slot of their preseason prime 100.
The Brewers traded away Kolten Wong this winter, which opened the door for Turang to take over the second base job subsequent to Adames. Sadly, his first style of the massive leagues hasn’t gone nicely. He’s struck out in 27.1% of his plate appearances whereas strolling at only a 6.2% clip. His .205/.254/.307 batting line quantities to a wRC+ of simply 52. He does have 9 steals in 12 tries and has stable defensive grades on the keystone, however that batting line is clearly untenable.
He’ll now get an opportunity to get again right into a groove within the minors, which is able to doubtless delay his path to free company and maybe arbitration. Since he cracked the Opening Day roster this yr, he was on observe to get a full yr of service time however will now fall in need of that so long as he spends 20 days within the minors.
With Turang gone, the second base duties will doubtless fall to some mixture of Luis Urías, Owen Miller, Andruw Monasterio and Abraham Toro. Urías was simply activated from the injured checklist and Toro was simply recalled from the minors per week in the past however Miller is hitting .313/.350/.463 on the season whereas Monasterio is at .350/.435/.550 in his first eight main league video games.