Pina (biceps) was sent to Low-A Wisconsin on Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment. Pina is scheduled to serve as Wisconsin's designated hitter Thursday and should resume work behind the plate with the affiliate soon after. The 31-year-old has been sidelined since July 6 with a left biceps injury and will likely step in as the Brewers' No. 1 catcher once he returns from the disabled list.
Pina (biceps) was able to take some swings in the batting cage Thursday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Pina was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday due to a left biceps strain. This marked the first time he swung a bat since landing on the disabled list, so this was a positive step forward for the backstop. He will look to ramp up baseball activities over the next week in order to return for the second half of the season following the All-Star break.
Pina was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Saturday with a left biceps strain, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Pina sustained the injury Friday, was held out of Saturday's lineup, and underwent an MRI. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the 31-year-old will be on the DL through the All-Star break. Erik Kratz and the newly recalled Jacob Nottingham will split catching duties for the Brewers in the meantime.
Pina is not in the lineup against Atlanta on Saturday. Pina will take a seat after going 1-for-3 with one run scored during Friday's win. Erik Kratz will handle the catching duties and bat eighth in his place..
Pina is not in Thursday's starting lineup against the Braves. Pina will get a day off with Erik Kratz penciled into the lineup to bat eighth and handle the catching duties. Pina went 2-for-7 with a solo home run through two games in Milwaukee's last series against the Twins.