Wilkins was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. The 28-year-old was left off the Brewers' expanded September roster after going 3-for-24 with 10 strikeouts in 26 games between July and August. He's now off the 40-man roster and seems like a lock to open 2017 as depth in the minor leagues.
The Brewers optioned Wilkins to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday. Wilkins played sparingly after being recalled in early July and went just 3-for-24 (.125) at the plate, so the Brewers decided to send him back to Colorado Springs on Wednesday and replace him on the 25-man roster with pitcher Tyler Cravy. Wilkins figures to rejoin the Brewers when rosters expand in September.
Wilkins was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Fox Sports Wisconsin reports. With a team day off Thursday and the All-Star break on tap, the Brewers elected to add Wilkins to serve as an extra bat off the bench. He's played both first base and outfield so far in the minors this season, posting a .757 OPS for the Sky Sox over 76 games.
Wilkins was optioned to minor league camp Saturday. Wilkins spent most of last season at the Triple-A level, and that's likely where he'll spend the bulk of 2016 after failing to crack the Brewers' Opening Day, 25-man roster.
Wilkins is 3-for-10 with two home runs and five RBI through seven spring games. Wilkins bounced around several organizations last season, but he is now hoping to secure a home with the Brewers. He is off to a fast start in the competition for the backup first base job behind Chris Carter, but will still need to beat out several other players to land the job.