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May 5, 2021 05:12 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: DFA'd by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Wednesday, Mandy Bell of reports.

The 28-year-old was optioned to the alternate training site in mid-April and has now been removed from Cleveland's 40-man roster. Gamel spent the first couple weeks of the season in the majors and went 1-for-14 in 11 appearances.

April 17, 2021 01:20 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Sent down Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was optioned to Cleveland's alternate training site Saturday, Mandy Bell of reports.

Gamel had minimal time in the starting lineup to begin the season and hit .071 with a double and one run in 17 plate appearances. He'll now be removed from the major-league roster after left-hander Sam Hentges was recalled from the alternate training site in a corresponding move.

April 11, 2021 10:32 AM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Benched versus righty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

The lefty-hitting Gamel's absence from the lineup for the first two games of the series wasn't a surprise with southpaws Derek Holland and Tarik Skubal making starts for Detroit, but the outfielder will be taking a seat Sunday with right-hander Jose Urena on the bump for the Tigers. Meanwhile, Amed Rosario will be making his third straight start in center field, perhaps signaling that manager Terry Francona has at least temporarily elected to abandon the platoon of Gamel and Jordan Luplow at the position. Rosario has a meager .267/.313/.267 slash line through six games, so he hasn't exactly run away with a full-time job just yet.

April 11, 2021 03:04 AM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Remains on bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel isn't starting Saturday's game against the Tigers.

Gamel will be out of the starting lineup for the fourth time in the past five games. Amed Rosario will start in center field and bat sixth against left-hander Tarik Skubal on Saturday.

April 9, 2021 04:04 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Out of lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers.

Gamel has started one of the past three games and will remain on the bench again Friday. Amed Rosario will receive his first start of the season in center field versus Detroit righty Julio Teheran.

April 5, 2021 01:00 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Out again versus southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals.

Cleveland is facing a lefty starting pitcher (Danny Duffy) for the third time in four games to open the season, so Gamel will once again find himself on the bench while platoon mate Jordan Luplow picks up another start in center field. Kansas City has yet to announce a starting pitcher for the second game of the series Wednesday, making it uncertain whether Gamel will re-enter the lineup.

April 4, 2021 11:00 AM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Sitting against lefty again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Mandy Bell of reports.

Gamel will be on the bench for the second time in three games to begin the season, but he's still expected to see the bulk of the starts in center field for Cleveland as the lefty-hitting option of a platoon. Jordan Luplow gets the nod in center Sunday with lefty Tarik Skubal on the bump for Detroit.

March 31, 2021 03:48 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Not expected to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel isn't expected to start Thursday's game against the Tigers, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Gamel should serve as Cleveland's primary center fielder this season, but he'll likely come off the bench against the Tigers on Opening Day with Jordan Luplow starting in center field against left-hander Matthew Boyd. However, Gamel could make his first start of the year Saturday with right-hander Julio Teheran starting for Detroit.

March 26, 2021 10:52 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Secures roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Game earned a spot on Cleveland's Opening Day roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The 28-year-old signed with Cleveland after being non-tendered by Milwaukee this offseason, and he made enough of an impression in camp to nab a roster spot. Bradley Zimmer was sent to the minors, leaving Gamel and Amed Rosarioas the likely options to split time in center field.

March 23, 2021 12:28 AM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Chance to win center field job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is competing for the starting role in center field, Mandy Bell of reports.

Gamel is in spring training as a non-roster invitee and has had a solid performance thus far, racking up a .250/364/.429 line across 33 plate appearances. However, his edge is likely in his perceived stability, as Amed Rosario has struggled defensively while transitioning to the outfield. In addition, the team reportedly has concerns about Bradley Zimmer's consistency -- all of which could lead to Gamel earning playing time in the outfield.

February 11, 2021 03:32 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: Heads to Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel signed with Cleveland as a non-roster invitee on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Cleveland's outfield for the past several years has consisted of a deep group of legitimate big-league talents who don't look deserving of everyday roles. In theory, that means it's a relatively easy group to break into, but that lukewarm description is unfortunately quite apt for Gamel as well. His career 95 wRC+, the product of a .261/.331/.388 slash line, is good enough for a bench role given that he can at least fill in occasionally in center, but it's not good enough to justify everyday at-bats.

December 2, 2020 10:36 PM
Ben Gamel: Non-tendered by Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was non-tendered by the Brewers on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

The 28-year-old got off to a strong start in 2020 but failed to take advantage of the absence of Lorenzo Cain (opt out) and had a .719 OPS and 30.7 percent strikeout rate. Gamel should compete for a job as a reserve outfielder, wherever he lands.

October 30, 2020 12:28 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Optioned declined but not released
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel's $2.55 team option was declined by the Brewers on Friday, though he remains a member of the team as he's still arbitration eligible, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The Brewers could seek to bring Gamel back at a lower dollar figure, though he could also potentially be non-tendered. His .245/.331/.381 slash line in his two seasons as a Brewer is passable for a bench player but not good enough for a regular starter on a contender.

September 30, 2020 02:28 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Returns for postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers reinstated Gamel (quadriceps) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday ahead of Game 1 of the team's wild-card series with the Dodgers, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Milwaukee cleared a spot for Gamel on the 28-man active roster by omitting star reliever Devin Williams, who will be sidelined for the three-game series with a right shoulder injury. Gamel, who slashed .237/.315/.404 over 127 plate appearances in the regular season before suffering the left quad strain, is expected to serve as a fourth outfielder for Milwaukee during the wild-card round.

September 27, 2020 07:40 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Could return for postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel (quadriceps) will work out Tuesday to determine his availability for the Wild Card Series, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gamel was sidelined for the final week of the regular season with a quad strain, but manager Craig Counsell didn't rule him out for the first series of the playoffs. He'll take part in several drills Tuesday that could determine whether he's healthy enough to play in the Wild Card Series, which runs from Wednesday to Friday.

September 20, 2020 11:16 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel (quad) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gamel's injury has been diagnosed as a quadriceps strain, and it will indeed cost him the remainder of the regular season. The team's hottest hitter coming out of summer camp, Gamel ended up slashing just .237/.315/.404 with three homers in 127 plate appearances. Tyrone Taylor and Jace Peterson are now the team's top reserve outfielders.

September 19, 2020 12:08 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Dealing with quad injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was removed from Friday's win against the Royals with a quadriceps injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gamel entered the game in the bottom of the fourth inning to replace Ryan Braun (back), but he suffered an injury of his own during the contest. In his postgame press conference, manager Craig Counsell said that he isn't sure whether Gamel will be available for Saturday's contest.

September 14, 2020 03:00 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Fades into reserve role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.

The lefty-hitting Gamel typically doesn't start against southpaws like the Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim, but the outfielder's playing time against right-handed pitching could be trending down as well. Since the Brewers claimed Daniel Vogelbach off waivers earlier this month, he's stepped in as the team's primary designated hitter versus righties, resulting in Ryan Braun spending more time in the outfield at Gamel's expense.

September 6, 2020 03:00 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Leads off in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel hit leadoff for the third game in a row Friday and went 3-for-5 with a run.

Gamel really struggled at the plate for much of August, but since snapping an 0-for-20 skid Aug. 19 he has hit a blistering .405 with 15 hits in 37 at-bats. His hot streak earned him a bump to the top of the order, and he has done well in that role, reaching base seven times over the last three games. He may not hit as high up next time the Brewers face a left-hander, but as long as he keeps producing he should continue receiving opportunities to lead off.

August 31, 2020 11:32 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: On base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 3-for-3 with an RBI single, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.

Gamel got on with a single in the second inning and scored on an Eric Sogard single. In the fourth, Gamel plated Christian Yelich to put the Brewers ahead 3-2. Gamel scored again in the eighth, smacking a double and dashing home on Orlando Arcia's single for what would be the decisive run. The productive outing lifted Gamel's slash line to .232/.292/.427 through 89 plate appearances. He's popped three homers with 10 RBI and eight runs scored in 28 games.

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