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Top Keston Hiura News

  • Tigers' Keston Hiura: Cut from big-league camp

    The Tigers reassigned Hiura to minor-league camp Thursday.

    Hiura recorded three hits in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game to raise his spring average to .323, but it ultimately wasn't enough to survive the latest round of cuts. Perhaps he can opt out of his minor-league deal and pursue another opportunity, though a bench player with his defensive limitations is tough for any team to carry.

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  • Tigers' Keston Hiura: Playing well this spring

    Hiura went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays and is now batting .304 this spring with a 1.042 OPS.

    Hiura has two home runs and nine RBI across 15 spring contests to go along with the strong batting average and OPS, making him a pleasant offensive surprise to this point. The veteran is pushing for an Opening Day utility role, and with his impressive play so far in camp, he's making a compelling case. However, Hiura's fantasy value is limited if he's mostly a bench player this season.

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  • Tigers' Keston Hiura: Receives chance with Detroit

    Hiura signed a contract with the Tigers on Friday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    The 27-year-old will be in camp as a non-roster invitee and earn $2 million if he makes the MLB roster, per Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press. Hiura last played in the majors in 2022 and hit 14 homers in 80 games with Milwaukee, but he also had a 41.7 percent strikeout rate and has struggled to make consistent contact in the majors.

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  • Keston Hiura: Elects free agency

    Hiura (elbow) elected to become a free agent Wednesday.

    Hiura was stellar in Triple-A Nashville this season, slashing .308/.395/.565 with 23 homers and 77 RBI across 367 plate appearances. However, his reputation for struggling in the majors combined with the Brewers' depth at first base kept him from appearing in the big leagues. The 27-year-old will likely now look to latch on with another organization that can offer a clearer path back to the majors.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Sidelined with elbow issue

    Hiura is currently sidelined at Triple-A Nashville due to right elbow discomfort, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    The elbow has been bothering him for a while, per McCalvy, and the 27-year-old has been sent for imaging scans as the Brewers try to sort out the exact nature of the issue. Hiura has yet to be given a look in the majors this season, and it might not happen at all now, but he boasts a .308/.395/.565 slash line with 23 home runs and 77 RBI through 85 games at Triple-A.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Crushing Triple-A pitching

    Hiura went 23-for-69 (.333) with six home runs, three doubles, 22 RBI and a 4:19 BB:K over his last 18 games with Triple-A Nashville.

    Hiura has spent the entire season at the Triple-A level, but he is doing all he can to earn another trip to the big leagues. The Brewers have been hesitant to call him up because that would require opening a spot on the 40-man roster, but with the end of the campaign drawing closer they may change course at some point.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Activated at Triple-A

    Triple-A Nashville reinstated Hiura (knee) from its 7-day injured list Wednesday, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.

    Hiura will rejoin Nashville after he recently completed a three-game rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, where he went 4-for-10 with a double and a walk. The 26-year-old had been on the shelf at Triple-A since mid-May due to a PCL injury.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Starting rehab stint

    Hiura (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with the Brewers' Arizona Complex League affililate on Friday, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.

    It will be the first game action in a little over a month for Hiura, who suffered a PCL strain at Triple-A Nashville. Prior to the injury, the 26-year-old had a 1.073 OPS with 12 home runs across 32 games. He was removed from the Brewers' 40-man roster just before Opening Day.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Out with PCL injury

    Hiura has been placed on the 7-day injured list with a PCL injury, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Hiura has performed well for Triple-A Nashville before the injury with a .331 average, 1.074 OPS and 12 homers in 118 at-bats. The former top prospect will not be able to return to the field until late June at the earliest. Hiura is no longer on the 40-man roster and struggled mightily after showing some success as a rookie, but his strong performance for Nashville as a 26-year-old was encouraging to see prior to the injury.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Tearing it up in Triple-A

    Hiura went 6-for-24 (.250) with five home runs, eight RBI and a 2:7 BB:K over his last six games with Triple-A Nashville.

    Hiura opened the season in the minors for the first time since 2019, and opposing pitchers have offered little resistance thus far. That's not surprising, as Hiura now owns a 1.005 OPS across 133 Triple-A games. The hot streak would seem to put him in the mix for a call-up, but the Brewers seem set at first base and the DH spot for the time being. A trade is a possibility, but Hiura went unclaimed after being designated for assignment in late March, so outside interest appears light. Hiura is bound to get another shot in the majors at some point; it's just uncertain when that will arrive.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Stays in organization

    Hiura cleared waivers and was outrighted Tuesday to Triple-A Nashville, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Hiura was designated for assignment Monday, a few days after the Brewers informed him that he wouldn't be included on the Opening Day roster. It's rather surprising that he didn't draw waiver-wire interest from other teams as a 26-year-old former top prospect, but that's how far his star has fallen. Hiura also couldn't elect free agency because this was his first career outright assignment. He'll remain part of the Brewers organization for now at a 2023 salary of $2.2 million.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Dropped from 40-man roster

    The Brewers designated Hiura for assignment Monday, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Hiura was told Friday that he wouldn't be a part of the Opening Day roster and now he's been dropped from the team's 40-man roster. The former top prospect for Milwaukee has never really clicked at the major-league level, most recently batting .226 with a career-high 41.7 percent strikeout rate over 234 at-bats in 80 games last season. Hiura will now either be claimed by another team, remain with Triple-A Nashville or be released outright. Considering the fact that he's only 26 years old, it's unlikely that he wouldn't draw interest from another team.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Won't make Opening Day roster

    Hiura was informed Friday that he will not be on the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    That might explain why Hiura was scratched from the starting lineup for Friday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers. Milwaukee will look to trade the former top prospect over the next few days, per general manager Matt Arnold. If there are no takers, he'll be put on waivers. It sounds like the 26-year-old's time in the Brewers organization is about to come to an end.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Scratched from lineup

    Hiura was scratched from the Brewers' lineup ahead of their game against the Dodgers on Friday, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    No word yet on what might be keeping Hiura out of the lineup, but the Brewers will likely provide an update soon. Hiura is slashing just .156/.229/.219 through 35 plate appearances this spring.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Bringing back toe tap

    Hiura has brought back the toe tap in his swing, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    It's something that Hiura is trying to reincorporate on the fly as he struggles to find a groove in Cactus League play. Through his first 35 plate appearances this spring, the 26-year-old has batted just .156/.229/.219 with zero home runs and 15 strikeouts. He is out of minor-league options, so a tough decision could be coming soon as the Brewers sort out their Opening Day roster.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Settles at $2.2 million

    Hiura agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Brewers on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    It's Hiura's first year of arbitration eligibility, and he'll receive a nice raise from his pre-arbitration salary over the past few years. The 26-year-old had a .226/.316/.449 slash line with 14 home runs and a 41.7 percent strikeout rate in 80 games last season, and he's likely to open 2023 in a bench role.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Run of starts ends

    Hiura is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rockies.

    Hiura had started each of the past six games at either first base or designated hitter, going 6-for-24 with a double, a walk, two runs and an RBI. With an .819 OPS on the campaign, Hiura has played his way into more opportunities, though he's still likely behind Rowdy Tellez and Andrew McCutchen in the pecking order for work at first base and DH, respectively.

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  • Brewers' Keston Hiura: Hits walkoff homer

    Hiura went 1-for-3 and hit a game-winning, two-run home run in Monday's 7-5 victory over the Pirates.

    The Brewers trailed by two runs heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but they tied the game in that frame and wound up in the win column thanks to Hiura's long ball in the ninth inning. Hiura still isn't playing on an everyday basis, but he started 12 of the Brewers' last 22 games. During that timeframe, he's hit .262 (11-for-42) and has posted six homers, 11 RBI and a 1.017 OPS.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 199 lbs
Birthplace: Valencia, CA
Age: 27
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R