Brinson was added to Milwaukee's 40-man roster Friday.
It comes as no surprise that the Brewers opted to protect Brinson, as he quickly became the stacked organization's top prospect shortly after arriving in a trade from the Rangers. The 22-year-old toolshed impressed during his first stint at Triple-A last season, and although he strikes out a lot, his upside will likely land him a spot patrolling the outfield at Miller Park at some point in 2017.
Brinson (hamstring) was activated from the DL at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The toolsy young outfielder picked up right where he left off with Colorado Springs before suffering the hamstring strain (18-for-46, .391 average), smacking a home run on the second pitch he saw Tuesday night. It was his 13th homer on the year and second since coming over from Texas in the Jonathan Lucroy trade. A September call-up doesn't seem completely out of the question if Brinson can finish strong over the next two weeks although he's not on the 40-man roster.
Fortunately, it sounds as though the issue isn't overly serious, but the recently acquired prospect will sit out for at least a week to rest it. Brinson has prospered since being traded to the
The nature of Brinson's setback is uncertain, but he will be sidelined for at least a week while he recovers. Brinson has enjoyed his new surroundings since being traded to the
The Rangers agreed to trade
It was rumored that Joey Gallo would be the centerpiece in any return for Lucroy, but apparently the Rangers were able to get both Lucroy and Jeffress without giving up the lefty slugger. That said, Brinson and Luis Ortiz represent a solid return for Milwaukee, as Brinson has the tools to be a five-category contributor in time. Brinson's numbers with Double-A Frisco don't look great (.237/.280/.431), but he's just 22 and his season was interrupted by a shoulder injury.
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