Nottingham isn't starting Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
He's shared time with Luke Maile at catcher while Omar Narvaez (hamstring) has been sidelined, but Nottingham will be out of the lineup for a second straight day. Maile will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Nottingham is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.
Since Nottingham was called up from the Brewers' alternate site ahead of Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers, he and Luke Maile have alternated starts behind the plate. Expect the timeshare at catcher to remain in place until the Brewers get Omar Narvaez (hamstring) back from the 10-day injured list.
Nottingham went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 16-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Nottingham got the Brewers on the board with a solo shot off Dodgers starter Julio Urias in the third inning. In the eighth, Nottingham went yard again with a two-run blast, this time off reliever Mike Kickham. It was a roller-coaster week for Nottingham, who was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Wednesday and traded back to the Brewers on Sunday. His two homers Sunday represent half of his total long balls from 20 games in 2020.
The Brewers acquired Nottingham from the Mariners on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations.
Seattle previously claimed Nottingham off waivers from Milwaukee on April 28, but he remained on the 40-man roster for only three days before being designated for assignment. He'll end up returning to his old organization less than a week later, as Milwaukee is in dire need of catching depth after its top two options at the position -- Omar Narvaez (hamstring) and Manny Pina (toe) -- were recently placed on the 10-day injured list. Nottingham will start at catcher and bat eighth in Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.
Nottingham was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Saturday.
Nottingham was claimed off waivers from the Brewers on Wednesday, but he'll now be cast off the 40-man roster to make room for right-hander Wyatt Mills. Nottingham hasn't appeared in any games this year but hit .188 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 20 games with the Brewers in 2020.
The Mariners claimed Nottingham off waivers from the Brewers on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old backstop will move on to his fourth different organization after stints with the Astros, Athletics and Brewers. All 38 of his MLB games came with Milwaukee from 2018 through 2020, with Nottingham providing a .203/.306/.432 slash line in 85 career plate appearances. Nottingham isn't believed to have any minor-league options remaining, so the Mariners will have to carry him on their 26-man active roster as a third catcher behind Luis Torrens and Tom Murphy.
Nottingham (thumb) was reinstated from the injured list Thursday and designated for assignment.
Nottingham underwent thumb surgery in December and didn't have enough time to push for a spot on the Opening Day roster even after making his spring debut in mid-March. Now that he's fully healthy, the Brewers simply don't have room for him, as he's behind both Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina on the depth chart. Nottingham never projected as much more than a backup as a prospect due to his below-average defense, but his career 97 wRC+ in a small sample of 85 major-league plate appearances could be enough for another team to claim him off waivers.
The Brewers placed Nottingham (thumb) on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Nottingham was one of four Milwaukee players placed on the IL as the Brewers pared down their active roster to 26 men in advance of Opening Day. The 25-year-old didn't see any action behind the plate this spring while recovering from left thumb surgery, but he was cleared to catch bullpen sessions before the end of camp. He doesn't appear likely to miss significant time to begin the season.
Nottingham (thumb) has resumed catching bullpen sessions, but he's expected to open the season on the 10-day injured list, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Nottingham has experienced a few minor setbacks in his recovery from the surgery he underwent on his left thumb in late December, so the Brewers appear inclined to take it slowly with the 25-year-old to begin the season. Though Nottingham has yet to catch in a game situation, he's seen action as a designated hitter in Cactus League contests, going 1-for-10 with a home run. Nottingham's likely move to the IL clears the way for Manny Pina to break camp with the Brewers as the No. 2 catcher behind Omar Narvaez.
Nottingham (thumb) will serve as the Brewers' designated hitter and will bat ninth Sunday in Milwaukee's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Nottingham will be making his spring debut after the Brewers brought him along slowly to start camp while he worked back from December surgery on his left thumb. Though the thumb no longer appears to be troubling Nottingham at the plate, he'll have to prove he can handle catching duties without issue in order to make a run at an Opening Day roster spot.
Nottingham (thumb) will take some at-bats in an intrasquad game Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
He is still not ready to catch in games while recovering from left thumb surgery, but this is an encouraging step. Nottingham projects to open the year in extended spring training, as Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina seem to have a pretty firm hold on the top two spots on the depth chart at catcher.
Nottingham (thumb) took batting practice Thursday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Nottingham has been brought along slowly to start camp after undergoing thumb surgery in late December. His status for Opening Day remains up in the air. Nottingham is out of options, so he'll have to beat out Omar Narvaez or Manny Pina for a roster spot or be exposed to waivers.
Nottingham (thumb) has yet to resume baseball activities and has no timetable for his return, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
It was reported earlier in February the 25-year-old was expected to be back on the field March, 1, but that's unlikely if he has yet to begin participating in baseball activities. Nottingham underwent surgery on his left thumb in late December and is potentially in danger of missing Opening Day.
Nottingham (thumb) is expected to be back on the field on March 1, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Nottingham injured his left thumb during a Wild Card game against the Dodgers and later underwent surgery in December. The procedure will slightly delay his start to camp, though he may still have time to ramp up for Opening Day. There's no guarantee he wins a job, however, as Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina (knee) are also on the roster.
Nottingham had successful surgery on his left thumb Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old appeared to sustain the injury during the loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round, though it's unclear why he waited until now to receive the surgery. Regardless, Nottingham will have less than two months to recover before the expected start of spring training in February.
Nottingham exited Thursday's game against the Dodgers after appearing to suffer an injury to his left hand in the bottom of the sixth, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
The backstop immediately grabbed his left hand after receiving a pitch from Josh Hader before Omar Narvaez replaced him behind the plate. Nottingham will be further evaluated to determine the severity of the injury.
Nottingham is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.
The 25-year-old started five of the final seven games of the season, but he'll be on the bench for the playoff opener. Nottingham had a .736 OPS in 54 plate appearances this season, but Omar Narvaez will start behind the plate in Game 1.
Nottingham isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Nottingham wasn't in the lineup for Friday's matinee, and he'll take a seat once again for Saturday's tilt. Omar Narvaez will start in his place behind the dish.
Nottingham is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader in St. Louis.
Nottingham started the past three contests but unsurprisingly won't be starting both games of the twin bill. He should rejoin the starting nine for Game 2 as Omar Narvaez starts behind the plate in the matinee.
Nottingham isn't starting Monday against the Reds.
Nottingham will sit for a second straight game as he continues to split time behind the dish. Omar Narvaez will hander the duties at catcher Monday.
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