The Milwaukee Brewers made a series of roster moves prior to Sunday’s series finale in Pittsburgh, placing outfielder Logan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and activating first baseman Lyle Overbay from the paternity list.
Utility man Elian Herrera will stay with the Brewers to fill Schafer’s spot on the roster.
Schafer’s stint on the disabled list is retroactive to April 18, as he injured his hamstring stretching while on-deck to pinch hit in the seventh inning of Thursday’s 11-2 loss to the Pirates. He stayed in to hit but struck out on a foul bunt with two strikes.
With Overbay needing to be activated from the paternity list Sunday, the Brewers needed to make a decision on Schafer. Overbay and his wife, Sarah, welcomed a son named Eddie on Thursday, the couple’s fifth child.
Schafer is hitting .216 with two RBI on the season in 10 games and 28 at-bats, serving mostly as Milwaukee’s fourth outfielder. Herrera can cover the Brewers at every outfield spot in addition to the infield, providing manager Ron Roenicke with some flexibility.
Herrera was hitting .250 at Triple-A Nashville when recalled Thursday and has struck out in both of his at-bats with the Brewers. He made a diving catch in left field during the eighth inning of Friday’s 5-3 victory to save a run and rob Gaby Sanchez of at least a double.