Hiura was optioned to the Brewers' alternate training site Monday.
Hiura had lost out on regular playing time recently after he slashed .152/.247/.266 with a home run, five RBI and 32 strikeouts to begin the season. Daniel Vogelbach should see increased playing time at first base, while Billy McKinney could serve in a depth role. Hiura's removal from the major-league roster is part of a shuffle to make room for Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps), who were reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Hiura will sit for the fourth straight game Saturday against the Dodgers.
Hiura simply hasn't earned regular at-bats this season. His .167/.268/292 line wouldn't be close to good enough for a middle infielder, and it looks even worse now that he's primarily a first baseman. Daniel Vogelbach will make his fourth straight start at the position, though he's hitting just .184/.273/.327 himself.
Hiura will not start Friday against Los Angeles, Craig Coshun of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports
This will be the infielder's third consecutive game out of the lineup. Hiura's average, now .169, has risen slowly since a dreadful start to 2021, but he continues to cede playing time to Daniel Vogelbach at first base.
Hiura isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers.
Hiura has recorded hits in each of the last three contests, but he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight game. Daniel Vogelbach will take over at first base and bat second.
Hiura isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Hiura will get a breather after he went 2-for-11 with a triple, one run and six strikeouts in the last three games. Daniel Vogelbach will take over at first base and bat second.
Hiura went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in Saturday's victory over the Cubs.
Hiura had not recorded multiple hits in a game since April 10 and had not recorded three hits in a game since Aug. 19, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but he was able to snap both skids in Saturday's contest. While it has been a rough go of it at the plate for Hiura, the Brewers are giving him ample opportunities to get going, as he started all but three of the club's first 20 games this season.
Hiura isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Padres.
Hiura went just 1-for-11 with a walk and five strikeouts in the last three games. Daniel Vogelbach will take over at first base Wednesday, batting second.
Hiura is not in the lineup Sunday at St. Louis.
Hiura went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer -- his first of the season -- Saturday, but he'll head to the bench for the series finale. Daniel Vogelbach will start at first base and bat second Sunday for the Brewers.
Hiura went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run during Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cardinals.
The 24-year-old opened the season 0-for-19 with 10 strikeouts through the first five games of the season, but he's 3-for-9 with a home run, a double and two strikeouts across the first two games in St. Louis. Hiura may need to continue to hit well to maintain the starting job at first base following the horrid start.
Hiura went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Hiura finally recorded his first hit of the season, doubling off Adam Wainwright after starting 0-for-20. He also scored the Brewers' lone run Thursday. However, Hiura has not been seeing the ball well to start the season. He currently holds a 47.8 percent strikeout rate, which comes after a 2020 season in which he struggled with a 34.6 percent strikeout rate.
Hiura will be on the bench Tuesday against the Cubs.
Hiura's numbers took a nosedive last season following a very promising rookie campaign, and he hasn't done anything to suggest he's climbing out of his downward spiral so far this season. Through four games, he's gone 0-for-15 with eight strikeouts. Tuesday's benching doesn't seem to be anything other than a day off to clear his head, but if he continues to struggle this badly for several more games, his role could certainly be threatened. Daniel Vogelbach will start at first base in his absence.
Hiura went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's exhibition game.
Hiura went three weeks without a homer after going yard in the Brewers' spring opener, but he left the park twice Tuesday, and both times to the opposite field. Contact was a major issue for Hiura last year, and that has remained the case this spring, as he has hit just .235 and has struck out 13 times in 34 at-bats. Hiura is set to play first base this season, but in leagues where he remains 2B-eligible, he does offer some of the most upside in the counting-stat categories among players you can slot in at that position.
Hiura played first base and went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's spring opener.
Hiura wasted no time socking his first homer of the spring, going deep in first exhibition at-bat. His punchout problems persisted, though, as he was rung up in his next two at-bats. The Brewers will live with Hiura's lack of contact, and he figures to be in the lineup nearly every day. However, the bulk of his starts figure to come at first base and not at the keystone, the position he played in his first two seasons at the big-league level.
Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed Friday that Hiura will be the team's starting first baseman for 2021, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The team officially announced the signing of Kolten Wong on Friday, so it's not much of a surprise to see Stearns also provide the plans for Hiura's shift away from second base. The 24-year-old's defense at the keystone has always been a concern, especially his throwing ability, and the addition of Wong -- a two-time Gold Glove winner -- brings a significant defensive upgrade to the middle infield for Milwaukee. Hiura had a .938 OPS as a rookie in 2019, but he struggled during 2020 with 34.6 percent strikeout rate and a .707 OPS. He should have every opportunity to get back on track in 2021.
Hiura will likely serve as the Brewers' primary first baseman in 2021, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Hiura slotted in at second base over most of the past two seasons with the Brewers, but he's expected to shift to first base after the team signed Kolten Wong on Wednesday. Despite his position change, Hiura should maintain a regular spot in Milwaukee's lineup as he attempts to build on his 2020 campaign in which he hit .212/.297/.410 with 13 home runs and 32 RBI. Daniel Vogelbach will likely shift to a reserve role unless the designated hitter is utilized in the National League again in 2021.
Hiura is not starting Tuesday against the Reds.
Hiura hits the bench for the first time all season after going 2-for-16 with 10 strikeouts in his last five games. It's been a frustrating sophomore campaign for him overall, as he's hit just .215/.308/.436 after breaking into the league with a .303/.368/.570 line last year. Jace Peterson will get the nod at second base in his absence.
Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Hiura gave Milwaukee a 2-0 lead with his long ball off Adam Wainwright in the first. The homer was the second baseman's 13th of the season and it brought his RBI count to 32. He will try and make it three games in a row with a homer during the nightcap of the twin bill.
Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Hiura was a lowly 2-for-17 with one RBI over his previous six games prior to Tuesday's strong showing. The Brewers offense has been feast or famine of late, scoring a combined seven runs in five games in between 19- and 18-run outbursts. Part of the volatility stems from Hiura, who is among the worst in the league in strikeout percentage.
Hiura went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored Saturday against Cleveland.
Hiura took Aaron Civale deep in the sixth inning to record his 11th home run of the season. He's now homered in three consecutive contests and has four long balls in his past five starts. After a slow start to the campaign, Hiura is now hitting .238/.323/.483 with 24 runs scored and 25 RBI across 167 plate appearances.
Hiura went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Friday's win over Cleveland.
The Brewers blew the game open against the Cleveland bullpen after Carlos Carrasco and Corbin Burnes were locked in a pitchers' duel, and Hiura led the charge with an RBI double in the seventh. He added a two-run homer in the eighth, his third long ball in his last four games and 10th this season. He hasn't been running a ton, especially lately, but regardless Hiura's been the top fantasy second baseman to this point.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/02||vs LAD||L 4-16||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||vs LAD||W 6-5||3||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||vs LAD||W 3-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/29||vs LAD||W 2-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/28||vs MIA||L 2-6||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/27||vs MIA||W 5-4||3||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/26||vs MIA||L 0-8||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||27||105||14||35||11||2||0||15||7||24||2||0||.333||.374||.476|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||57||213||44||70||16||1||19||46||23||64||7||2||.329||.407||.681|