Saladino was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Saladino struggled mightily during his most recent stint with the Brewers, slashing .127/.203/.222 with two home runs and two stolen bases in 26 games. Prospect Trent Grisham was summoned from the minors and will take Saladino's spot on the active roster.
Saladino hit a grand slam Monday for the second day in a row. He also added a walk and a stolen base in the Brewers' loss to the Reds.
Saladino's second grand slam in as many days gave the Brewers a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning, but they were unable to hold the lead in the ninth, and ultimately fell to the Reds. Saladino tallied just four hits over his first 43 at-bats with the Brewers this season, but he's now tallied three base knocks over his last four games, including the two big flies. Saladino has started 13 times in 21 games since being recalled June 28, and his showing the last couple days could help him continue playing semi-frequently.
Saladino went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and a walk in Sunday's victory over Arizona.
With the Brewers behind 4-0 in the fourth inning, Saladino stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and cranked a 400-foot homer to left field to tie the score. The blast was his first extra-base hit of the season and marked the first grand slam of his career. The big hit also produced the first four runs batted in this season for the 30-year-old. Despite the productive afternoon, his slash line still sits at an underwhelming .115/.148/.173 through 52 at-bats.
Saladino will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the Pirates.
He'll crack the lineup for the fourth time in five games, this time seeing action in the infield after making his previous two starts in left field. Manager Craig Counsell suggested last week that Saladino and Orlando Arcia would operate in a timeshare at shortstop going forward, so Saladino could continue to receive at least semi-regular at-bats in the second half even if Arcia has fully recovered from the left shoulder injury he suffered in Saturday's loss to the Pirates. Arcia is out of the lineup for the Brewers' final game before the All-Star break but could be available off the bench, per Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Saladino, who is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth Friday against the Pirates, will share duties with Orlando Arcia going forward, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "I think at least for a while here we're going to share some time at shortstop," Counsell said. "Sally's going to play quite a bit of shortstop."
Arcia is younger and the flashier defender, but he hasn't provided much with the bat, especially in the month of June (.190 AVG, four walks in 84 at-bats). Saladino hit .288/.375/.568 with 14 home runs and six steals in 264 plate appearances at Triple-A prior to his promotion.
Saladino will start at shortstop and hit ninth in Friday's game against the Pirates.
Saladino was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Friday, and he will not have to wait to make his first start at the big-league level this season. While Saladino will start Friday, his inclusion in the lineup simply allows regular shortstop Orlando Arcia to take a day off, and Saladino will fill some sort of utility role for the Brewers' moving forward.
Saladino will be recalled from Triple-A San Antonio, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Saladino will likely take over the utility role of Hernan Perez, who was designated for assignment as part of several roster moves made by the Brewers. He's gotten only two plate appearances in the big leagues this season and owns .233/.283/.338 line across 995 plate appearances for his career. However, Saladino has had a strong campaign through 264 plate appearances with San Antonio, racking up a .288/.375/.568 line.
Saladino was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.
Saladino spent four days on the big-league roster, going 0-for-2 at the plate. Junior Guerra was reinstated from the bereavement list in a corresponding move.
Saladino was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Tuesday.
Saladino will make his first big-league appearance of 2019 after serving in a variety of roles for the Brewers down the stretch last season. He's pieced together a .276 batting average with six homers and 15 RBI over 17 games with the Missions this season.
Saladino is hitting .304/.373/.826 with six home runs and 14 RBI through 13 games with Triple-A San Antonio.
While the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate no longer resides in the thin air of Colorado Springs, Saladino is hitting like it is. The hot start is unlikely to earn Saladino a promotion with the Brewers' active roster full, but it does increase the chances he gets the call over teammate Cory Spangenberg should the Brewers need to bring up an infielder from the minors.
Saladino was optioned to minor-league camp Friday.
Saladino and fellow utility man Cory Spangenberg were each optioned Friday, as the Brewers are comfortable with Hernan Perez backing up multiple positions. The pair will fight to be the first option called upon when injuries strike the big-league roster.
Saladino went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Thursday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Saladino has been a bit quiet this spring, but that was not the case the last two days, as he piled up six RBI over just four at-bats. Saladino remains in contention for a spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster, but he could find himself on the outside looking in when the team breaks camp in just a few days.
Saladino went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored Thursday against the White Sox.
Saladino belted his first home run of spring training in the fifth inning to even the score. He drew the nod in left field in Thursday's 9-5 loss and will continue to be evaluated as an outfielder throughout camp. Saladino has been impressive at the dish to this point, as he's batting .304 with a home run, two RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored.
Manager Craig Counsell said Saladino will be looked at in the outfield during spring training, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Saladino was originally tabbed to split time at the keystone with Hernan Perez and Cory Spangenberg, but the offseason acquisition of Mike Moustakas leaves the 29-year-old without a role heading into camp. As it stands, he's expected to see time all around the diamond during spring training as he looks to secure a spot on Milwaukee's Opening Day roster as a utility man. In 58 games last season, Saladino hit .246 with five homers.
Saladino is slated to share time at second base with Cory Spangenberg and Hernan Perez, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Milwaukee has yet to acquire an established everyday second baseman, so manager Craig Counsell is planning on using a variety of talent at the keystone for the 2019 season. That could change if the Brewers make a move prior to Opening Day, however. Saladino finished the 2018 season batting .246 with five home runs and 16 RBI through 58 games in the big leagues.
Saladino agreed to a one-year, $887,500 deal with the Brewers, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
He hit .246/.302/.398 with five home runs in 130 plate appearances with the Brewers last season. Saladino will likely shift between Triple-A and the majors in 2019, as he has one option year remaining. He simply provides the Brewers with organizational depth and likely won't play enough to be a viable fantasy option.
Saladino homered as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Nationals.
The veteran infielder led off the final frame with his fifth big fly of the season to bring the Brewers within one run, but Justin Miller settled down to squash the rally. Saladino was recalled for Saturday's roster expansion, but with Milwaukee's suddenly loaded infield, he'll struggle to find regular playing time over the final month.
Saladino was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday.
Saladino has appeared in 43 games with the White Sox and Brewers this season, hitting a respectable .259/.317/.402. He'll provide infield depth for the Brewers down the stretch.
Saladino was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.
After the Brewers acquired Jonathan Schoop from the Orioles just before Tuesday's trade deadline, Saladino will be sent to the minors to make room on the 25-man roster. The 29-year-old shortstop has hit .259 with four homers and 15 RBI through 43 games in the big leagues, and he figures to return once the rosters expand in September.
Saladino is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants.
Saladino is on the bench for the third time in four games and seems to have at least temporarily surrendered the starting role at shortstop to Orlando Arcia, who was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday. While Arcia receives high marks for his defense, his 28 wRC+ is the worst among all players with at least 200 plate appearances this season. With that in mind, it's not difficult to envision Saladino ultimately reclaiming primary duties at shortstop.
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