Bandy (ribs) was reinstated from the 10-day DL on Saturday. Bandy was able to compete in a few minor-league rehab games with Low-A Wisconsin earlier this week, and rejoins the team prior to Saturday's game against Washington. Although Bandy may not be at 100 percent, with Manny Pina dealing with a lingering hip issue, Bandy becomes the main backup to Stephen Vogt for the time being. Andrew Susac is also on the active roster, which gives Milwaukee four catchers at the moment. Once Pina is back as the everyday catcher, Bandy will fall back into a minimal role.
Bandy (ribs) will start his rehab assignment with Low-A Wisconsin on Thursday, The Brewer Nation reports. The plan for Bandy appears as though he will DH during Thursday's game, and then make another appearance for the Timber Rattlers before moving on to Triple-A Colorado Springs for another pair of contests. If all goes well, there's a chance that Bandy will be ready to return to the big-league club, but it's likely that he won't be back in action with Milwaukee until mid-September at the earliest.
Bandy (ribs) has a chance to resume hitting next week and could still return this season, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. He was out throwing Sunday and should increase activities in the coming days. Even if he is able to return in September, Bandy will likely be the third catcher behind Manny Pina and Stephen Vogt.
Bandy was diagnosed with a fractured rib Thursday and will be placed on the disabled list, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the backstop was apparently hit in the ribs by a pitch Sunday and the injury continued to get worse with each day. No timetable for his return has been stated as of now. Brandon Woodruff (Friday's starting pitcher) will replace him on the active roster.
Bandy was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday. With Stephen Vogt (knee, neck) landing on the disabled list, the big-league club needed another catcher on the active roster. Bandy will make a return trip to Milwaukee to likely serve as Manny Pina's backup behind the dish, although things could change if Bandy can translate his success with the Sky Sox to the big leagues (.310/.412/.500 with 14 RBI in 12 games at Triple-A).
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