Brewers place Villar on 10-day DL, recall Brinson from Triple-A

June 10, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers placed Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Lewis Brinson from Triple-A, the team announced Saturday.



Villar was carted off the field during Friday's 8-6 win over the Diamondbacks. He was injured after laying out to catch a ball.

It's a huge call-up for the Brewers, as Brinson is rated the No. 1 prospect in Milwaukee's farm system by MLB.com. He's shown why, too, slashing his way through Triple-A with a .312/.397/.503 mark through 45 games. The 23-year-old was drafted 29th overall by the Rangers in the 2012 MLB Draft and was the key piece in last season's trade that sent catcher Jonathan Lucroy and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress to Texas.

The move marks the third MLB debut for a top Brewers prospect in the last week. Brett Phillips roamed the outfield at Miller Park for the first time on June 5, and Josh Hader was recalled from Triple-A on Friday.



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