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August 9, 2020 12:04 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Gamel started the last seven games -- since Lorenzo Cain opted out of the season -- but will take a seat Sunday after going 6-for-28 with two homers, two doubles, five RBI and 12 strikeouts during that stretch. Mark Mathias will start in right field for Milwaukee in the series finale.

August 5, 2020 05:48 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Smacks second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox.

His fifth-inning shot off Lucas Giolito briefly gave the Brewers the lead, but it was the only offense the team could muster on the night. Gamel has taken full advantage of Lorenzo Cain's decision to opt out of the season, starting three straight games and going 4-for-12 with a double, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI.

August 2, 2020 01:56 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Starting role opens up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel should receive the chance to start in center field after Lorenzo Cain opted out of the 2020 season Saturday.

The 28-year-old received three starts through the first six games of the season and seemed likely to have a similar workload throughout the year, but Cain's absence opens up an everyday role in center field. Gamel may not fill that role by himself, but he should be the primary beneficiary of the increased opportunities. He's off to a strong start in 2020 as he is 3-for-12 with a home run, a triple, one run scored and four RBI.

July 23, 2020 12:44 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Opening with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel will open the season on the Brewers' 30-man roster.

Gamel was not guaranteed to make the cut during spring training, but with rosters expanding and the universal DH allowing Ryan Braun to see plenty of time in that role, Gamel was able to lock up a roster spot. Gamel saw the ball well during summer camp, so it's likely he will see some action early as everyone gets their legs under them following the longer-than-usual break between competitive games.

February 17, 2020 07:24 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Reserve role likely on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is expected to serve as Milwaukee's fifth outfielder in 2020, Adam McCalvy of reports.

This isn't all too surprising. The current plan is for Christian Yelich to cover left field and Lorenzo Cain to man center while Ryan Braun and Avisail Garcia split time in right field. That leaves Gamel to fill in around the outfield when someone needs a day off. In 134 appearances in 2019, Gamel hit .248/.337/.373 with seven home runs and two stolen bases.

December 2, 2019 10:04 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Inks one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel signed a one-year contract with the Brewers on Monday, avoiding arbitration.

Gamel is expected to serve as the Brewers' fourth outfielder in 2020, a year after hitting .248 with seven home runs and 33 RBI over 134 games.

September 11, 2019 11:16 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Will take on bigger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Craig Counsell, via FOX Sports Wisconsin, said following Tuesday's game that Gamel "will take a more prominent role" the rest of the way with Christian Yelich (kneecap) out for the season.

Gamel has served as the Brewers' fifth outfielder and started just seven games since Trent Grisham was recalled Aug. 1, but both he and Grisham will be counted on for more with Yelich out the rest of the way. Grisham seems likely to play regularly -- he has started 21 games since his recall -- which would leave his old role to Gamel, which will involve filling in for veterans Ryan Braun and Lorenzo Cain -- and now Grisham as well -- when they need a break.

August 31, 2019 11:12 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.

Gamel spent a week in the minors following his demotion, appearing in four games for the Missions and going 4-for-14 with a home run, a steal and a 4:3 BB:K. He owns a .243/.330/.376 slash line across 109 big-league games this season and will provide the Brewers with outfield depth for the stretch run. Devin Williams was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.

August 24, 2019 02:40 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Sent down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.

Gamel had a four-hit game last weekend, but he hasn't done much else of note since the All-Star break. Overall, Gamel is batting .243/.330/.376 with seven homers and two stolen bases in 109 games this season. He should be back to fill a bench role shortly after rosters expand in September.

August 19, 2019 02:00 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Logs season-high four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run Sunday in the Brewers' 16-8 win over the Nationals.

The four hits matched Gamel's total output from his previous 18 contests combined, during which he logged 30 at-bats. Gamel doesn't currently have a path to an everyday role, though he could see his opportunities expand if Lorenzo Cain (oblique) requires a trip to the 10-day injured list. In that scenario, Gamel may still be limited to a role as the Brewers' fourth outfielder, as rookie Trent Grisham would presumably represent the top choice to act as Cain's primary replacement.

August 16, 2019 11:16 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Limited playing time since break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel struck out in a pinch-hit appearance in Wednesday's victory over the Twins.

Gamel spent most of the season as the Brewers' fourth outfielder and started fairly frequently prior to the All-Star break. However, with the Brewers leaning on their primary outfielders more often and rookie Trent Grisham earning himself a semi-regular role, Gamel has started just six games in the second half. Consider Gamel the Brewers' fifth outfielder at this point.

July 14, 2019 11:48 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Walks off Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel hit a pinch-hit, walk-off double in Saturday's victory over the Giants.

Gamel came though in the clutch for the Brewers and picked up his first RBI since July 1. He started 11 of the Brewers' final 16 games of the first half with manager Craig Counsell managing the workloads of fellow outfielders Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun, but with both players getting time to rest during the All-Star break, Gamel does not figure to play as frequently as the second half gets underway.

July 2, 2019 03:16 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Doubles twice in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run and an RBI in Monday's 8-6 win over the Reds.

Gamel drew the start in left field while Ryan Braun received a breather and ensured the Milwaukee offense didn't miss a beat. His first double of the night plated Eric Thames to tie the game at 3-3 before the Brewers rallied for three more runs in the top of the seventh inning. Gamel should continue to rotate into the lineup around 2-to-3 times per week, which may be enough to justify rostering him in NL-only leagues.

June 28, 2019 02:04 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Hits inside-the-park homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 1-for-4 with a solo inside-the-park home run in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Mariners.

Gamel swatted a shot down the left field line in the sixth inning and subsequently wheeled his way around the bases to bring the Brewers to within a run at the time. The 27-year-old has now hit safely in three straight games to up his line to .254/.342/.395 with five homers, 29 runs scored and 18 RBI through 77 plate appearances.

June 24, 2019 12:44 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Reaches three times in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in Sunday's victory over the Reds.

Gamel started the last three games after starting just four games all month prior to that, a move that was likely made to give consecutive days off to veterans Ryan Braun -- who was held out Friday and Saturday -- and Lorenzo Cain -- who sat out Sunday -- with no more breaks on the schedule until the All-Star break following Monday's team off day. Gamel is not on the verge of seeing a boost in playing time, but he is the only Brewer aside from Braun, Cain and Christian Yelich to start a game in the outfield this month, so he is locked in as the club's fourth outfielder.

June 10, 2019 10:48 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Makes most of pinch-hit opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel came off the bench in Sunday's victory over the Pirates and went 1-for-2 while driving in a game-tying run in the seventh inning of the game.

The RBI was Gamel's first since May 26 and gives him 15 over 58 games this season. Gamel owns a respectable .264/.348/.403 slash line on the season, but thanks to a good run of health by the Brewers' regular three outfielders, he has started just two games since the calendar flipped to June.

May 26, 2019 05:32 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Swats two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Phillies.

Gamel doubled his season total for homers on Sunday, with all four coming since April 27. The 27-year-old has just four hits over his last 24 at-bats and his limited playing time hurts his fantasy appeal.

May 22, 2019 11:16 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Filling in for Yelich
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel will start in left field and bat sixth Wednesday against the Reds.

Gamel will pick up his third straight start, but he'll likely move back into a reserve role when the Brewers open up their next series Friday against Philadelphia. Christian Yelich (back) will remain on the bench for the second straight day, but the expectation is that he'll be ready to rejoin the lineup Friday. Ryan Braun should also re-enter the outfield over the weekend after getting a routine day off Wednesday.

May 20, 2019 11:04 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Blasts game-winning home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-4 against Atlanta on Sunday, hitting a solo home run in the 10th inning to lead Milwaukee to victory.

Gamel's second homer of the year led off the 10th frame and held up as the decisive tally in the victory. Gamel has filled a platoon role during his first season in Milwaukee but has been effective when given at-bats. He is hitting .283 with 11 RBI on the season.

May 16, 2019 12:28 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Gets another leadoff opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel will start in center field and lead off Thursday against the Phillies.

Gamel will start out of the leadoff spot for the fifth time this season, all of which have come on days when Lorenzo Cain has sat out. He'll have some appeal as a punt play in DFS contests while topping the order, but unless the Brewers lose one of their regular outfielders to injury, Gamel will be stuck in a bench role more often than not.

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