Brewers reinstate Saito from 60-day DL

The Milwaukee Brewers have activated right-handed pitcher

Takashi Saito from the 60-day disabled list and optioned

right-handed pitcher Tim Dillard to Triple-A Nashville.

Signed in January to be the team’s setup man, Saito was 0-1 with

a 9.00 ERA in two appearances before being placed on the 15-day DL

on April 6 with a left hamstring sprain. Saito left a

rehabilitation outing April 28 with a left oblique strain. He was

later scratched from a June 12 rehab appearance with upper back


Dillard was 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA in 15 relief appearances for