Vogelbach is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Vogelbach had picked up starts at first base in each of the past four games, going 1-for-14. The lefty-hitting slugger will head to the bench with southpaw Julio Urias on the bump for the Dodgers, but Vogelbach may have captured a large-side of platoon role for the time being. Keston Hiura will start at first base Sunday, but he was on the bench for the past four games after getting off to a 12-for-75 (.160 average) start to the season.
Vogelbach is starting at first base and batting second Friday against the Dodgers, Craig Coshun of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports.
This marks the first baseman's third consecutive start. Hitting just .196, Vogelbach hasn't excelled at the plate, but he has done enough to continue earning playing time over Keston Hiura.
Vogelbach went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Pirates.
Vogelbach hit a solo shot off Pirates starter Chad Kuhl in the first inning. In the seventh, Vogelbach went deep on a two-run blast against reliever Chris Stratton to tie the game at 5-5. The 28-year-old Vogelbach is in the mix for playing time at first base as Keston Hiura has picked up at-bats at second base. Through 27 plate appearances, Vogelbach has two homers, four RBI and six runs scored while slashing .167/.259/.417 this season.
Vogelbach will start at first base and bat second Wednesday against the Cubs.
Kolten Wong's (oblique) recent move to the injured list appears to have indirectly opened up a regular spot in the lineup for Vogelbach versus right-handed pitching. In place of Wong, Keston Hiura will pick up his second start at second base in three days Wednesday, allowing Vogelbach to pick up his third start in four days at first base. With his playing time on the rise, Vogelbach could make for an intriguing short-term pickups for fantasy managers looking for power production.
Manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Vogelbach has secured a spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The lack of a universal designated hitter in 2021 will relegate Vogelbach to a bench role to start this season, after the 28-year-old slugger had previously been a mainstay in the lineup for the final month of last season upon being scooped up off waivers from Toronto last September. While the lack of regular at-bats will severely limit Vogelbach's fantasy value when top first baseman Keston Hiura is available, Counsell envisions Vogelbach filling an important role as a pinch-hitting extraordinaire for Milwaukee. Per McCalvy, Counsell said he's aiming to find ways to get Vogelbach at least one at-bat per game.
Vogelbach went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's spring game against the Rangers.
Vogelbach got off to a slow start this spring, but he has picked up the pace lately, going 4-for-12 (.333) over his past five games. Hoping he would be able to see regular at-bats as the designated hitter, the Brewers re-signed Vogelbach over the offseason. With the NL not adopting the DH, though, he will be able to work in that role only in AL parks and is on track to serve as the backup first baseman behind Keston Hiura.
Vogelbach signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Brewers on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Brewers in September and and had a .987 OPS with four homers in his 19 appearances with the team despite his struggles earlier in the season. Milwaukee's situation at first base remains unsettled, but Vogelbach is clearly a better fit as a designated hitter, and it remains unclear if it will be back in the National League for 2021.
Vogelbach isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Vogelbach returned to the lineup Wednesday after dealing with a hamstring injury, but he'll retreat to the bench for Game 2 against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Ryon Healy will serve as the designated hitter, but Vogelbach should be available off the bench as the Brewers attempt to stave off elimination.
Vogelbach (hamstring) is starting Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Vogelbach suffered a hamstring injury during the final game of the regular season, but he was included on the wild-card roster and will start the first game of the postseason. He'll bat fourth and serve as the designated hitter Wednesday.
Vogelbach (hamstring) will be on the Brewers' wild-card roster, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
This does not guarantee that he will be in the Game 1 lineup, but with righty Walker Buehler starting for the Dodgers, Vogelbach will be in the lineup if physically able. He is unlikely to start Game 2 against lefty Clayton Kershaw. The big left-handed masher hit .328/.418/.569 with four home runs in 58 at-bats after getting claimed by Milwaukee on Sept. 3.
Vogelbach (hamstring) is still being assessed ahead of Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Vogelbach suffered the injury at the end of Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cardinals, and according to skipper Craig Counsell, the slugger is still having the injury evaluated. "It's important that he's in the lineup," stated Counsell. "I know Daniel will do everything he can, and we will do everything we can to get him out there. It is important that we get Daniel in there against the RHPs, for sure." Vogelbach will remain day-to-day until the Brewers report otherwise.
Vogelbach appeared to suffer a hamstring injury during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals but is expected to be ready for the postseason, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Vogelbach was limping after grounding out in the ninth inning Sunday, but manager Craig Counsell said after the game that he's hopeful that he'll be ready for the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Vogelbach's status heading into the series is worth monitoring, but he should be the team's top option as the designated hitter if he's available.
Vogelbach went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Vogelbach took Adam Wainwright deep to the opposite field in the fourth as he and Ryan Braun went back-to-back in the inning to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead. Vogelbach seems to have found a home in Milwaukee as he's hitting .345/.429/.600 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 19 runs scored in 18 games since being claimed by the Brewers on Sept 3.
Vogelbach is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals.
He will head to the bench with lefty Kwang Hyun Kim on the hill for St. Louis. Jedd Gyorko will start at first base and bat cleanup.
Vogelbach went 2-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Royals.
Vogelbach drove in all five runs for Milwaukee on Sunday, starting with a two-run blast in the first inning and a three-run shot in the sixth. The 27-year-old slugger has been on fire since joining the Brewers, going 15-for-36 with three homers and 10 RBI.
Vogelbach remains on the bench Saturday against the Royals.
Vogelbach sits for the second game in a row as the Royals trot out another lefty in Kris Bubic. Ryan Braun starts at designated hitter after leaving Friday's game with back spasms.
Vogelbach will sit against lefty Danny Duffy and the Royals on Friday.
Vogelbach has been strictly platooned since joining the Brewers in early September. He's looked quite good in his first 10 games for his new team, hitting .406/.472/.563, a stark contrast from the .088/.246/.211 line his managed in his first 20 games of the season for the Mariners and Blue Jays. Avisail will rest his legs as the designated hitter in this one, with Tyrone Taylor starting in center.
Vogelbach went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk en route to four RBI and three runs scored during the Brewers' 18-3 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Vogelbach contributed his first home run in a Brewers uniform. After swatting a home run nearly every 15 at-bats as a Mariner last season, Tuesday marked merely his third through 83 at-bats in 2020. However, since being claimed off waivers on Sept. 3, Vogelbach has 12 hits in eight appearances for Milwaukee, so the change of scenery appears to have suited him.
Vogelbach will hit the bench for the first half of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Vogelbach sits with lefty Kwang Hyun Kim on the mound for the opener. He'll likely return for the nightcap against righty Daniel Ponce de Leon. Christian Yelich will rest his legs as the designated hitter in the afternoon game, with Tyrone Taylor starting in left field.
Vogelbach will sit against lefty Jon Lester and the Cubs on Friday.
Vogelbach has at least one hit in all four of his games for his new team. It appears that he's set for a platoon role, as he started against four straight righties before sitting against a pair of lefties. Ryan Braun will remain the designated hitter Friday, with Tyrone Taylor making another start in right field.
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