The Brewers recalled outfielder Caleb Gindl from Triple-A Nashville.
By ANDREW GRUMANFS Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled outfielder Caleb Gindl from Triple-A Nashville, filling the roster spot vacated by right-hander Johnny Hellweg's demotion to the minor leagues.
Gindl, 24, made his major league debut with the Brewers on June 15, hitting .250 with one RBI in 20 at-bats.
Needing an extra pitcher to aid a taxed bullpen, Gindl was sent back to Nashville on June 28 when right-hander Tyler Thornburg was recalled.
Milwaukee's fifth-round pick in 2007, Gindl is hitting .294 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI in Triple-A.
With Gindl coming up, the Brewers' bench is back to a more desired number of five. As Norichika Aoki battles an elbow injury and Ryan Braun is being eased back from the disabled list, Gindl will provide outfield insurance over the break.