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Nationals' Logan Schafer: Signs minor league contract
Schafer signed a minor league deal with the Nationals that includes an invitation to spring training, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Schafer appeared in 69 games for Milwaukee last season, recording a .221/.299/.311 slash line to go along with one home in 122 at-bats (he has hit just five homers in his major league career). The 29-year-old has never been known for his offensive, but he can play every outfield spot, making him a potentially useful bench player for Washington in 2016.
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Brewers scratch Ryan Braun on Wednesday with back issue
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was a late scratch Wednesday with lower-back tightness. Back tightness ailed him in July, but it has been a while since back issues kept him out of action. Logan Schafer was a last-minute add to the lineup to play center field with Domingo Santana shifting over to his natural position in right field.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Brewers recall Logan Schafer, Elian Herrera from Triple-A
The Brewers have recalled outfielder Logan Schafer and infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A on Thursday. Schaefer, who made the Brewers out of spring training, has not appeared in a game for the big club since being sent down in early May. He was 6 for 33 prior to his demotion. Herrera has had 99 at-bats with the Brewers this year. He had a productive stretch in mid-May, when he homered in three consecutive games. Overall, he's batting .212 with four longballs. He has been down in the minors since early June. The moves come hours after the Brewers traded away Carlos Gomez to the Astros earlier in the day.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Brewers' Scooter Gennett reinstated from DL, Logan Schafer optioned
Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list with a hand injury, the team announced. Gennett was forced to go on the DL after cutting his hand while reaching for shampoo in the shower. He is hitting .207 with one RBI in 29 at-bats this season. He is back in the starting lineup Tuesday batting sixth. "The first day, I was knocking off the cobwebs but the next three days felt good," Gennett said to MLB.com. "The last day, I hit pretty much every ball hard. I think that it was a good opportunity to work on some things during the game that maybe I wouldn't get to work on here, so who knows? Maybe I got even better in those few days down there." With the reinstatement, Milwaukee needed to clear a roster spot and they did so by optioning Logan Schafer to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Schafer hit .182 with six runs scored in 33 at-bats for Milwaukee.
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Brewers' Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez out of lineup Sunday
Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez are out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. "It's not something I want to do, rest them," manager Ron Roenicke said, per MLB.com. "I need these guys in here playing, trying to win. But when someone tells me they need a day off, they need a day off." Braun had started 15 straight games in right field coming into Sunday's action, but he'll get his first break from starting since April 8. He has hitjust .230/.277/.279 with one home run and four RBI in 61 at-bats. "He's pressing like everybody is," Roenicke said. "They're frustrated they're not seeing better results. I think he's had a lot of really good at-bats but he doesn't have much to show for it." Ramirez has started 16 of the team's 18 games at third base but will take a seat after making four straight starts. He's hit just .197/.197/.295 with one home run and six RBI in 61 at-bats. "It's tough to do with both of them," Roenicke said. "You guys saw the lineup today. It's quite a bit different. In games we feel like we have to do everything we can to win, it's not what I want to do." With Braun out of the lineup, Logan Schafer will play center field and bat second, while Gerardo Parra while shift to right field and bat third. Hector Gomez draws the start for Ramirez and will bat seventh. The Brewers are home underdogs (+135) against the Cardinals Sunday.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Brewers' Aramis Ramirez, Gerardo Parra in the starting lineup
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez and outfielder Gerardo Parra will start Wednesday against the Reds, the team announced. Ramirez, who got the day off Tuesday and was replaced by Jason Rogers, is hitting just .149 with two doubles and three RBI in 47 at-bats. Parra is back in the lineup after Logan Schafer got the start Tuesday. Parra is hitting .161 with three doubles and two RBI in 31 at-bats this season.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Brewers demote Herrera; Gomez, Jimenez, Schafer make roster
The Brewers announced Thursday infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera has been reassigned to minor-league camp. With Herrera's demotion, infielder Hector Gomez, infielder Luis Jimenez and outfielder Logan Schafer have secured roster spots as reserve players for the Brewers, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Brewers activate two from DL, recall three from minors
The Brewers made a slew of moves prior to Monday's game against the Cubs. The team activated pitchers Matt Garza and Wei-Chung Wang from the disabled list. The team also recalled pitcher Jimmy Nelson, catcher Matt Pagnozzi and outfielder Logan Schafer from the minors.
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Brewers shuffle roster to make room for new acquisition
The Brewers have announced that right-hander Tyler Thornburg has been moved to the 60-day disabled list and Logan Schafer optioned to Triple-A Nashville to make room for newly acquired Gerardo Parra. Schafer, who hasn't had a hit in 11 at-bats since July 11, has played sparingly this year. He has compiled a weak stat line of .183/.267/.288.
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Logan Schafer gets the call Friday
The Brewers recalled outfielder Logan Schafer from Triple-A Friday and was inserted into the starting lineup against the Reds, with Khris Davis dealing with a shoulder injury. Schafer will likely be available off the bench beginning Saturday, with Davis expected back into the lineup.