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Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach on IL, Keston Hiura returns

Field Level Media
24 Jun 2021, 04:19 GMT+10

The Milwaukee Brewers placed first baseman Daniel Vogelbach on the 10-day injured list and recalled infielder Keston Hiura from Triple-A Nashville.

Vogelbach, 28, suffered a strained left hamstring while running the bases in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's 5-0 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

He is batting .216 with seven homers, eight doubles and 16 RBIs in 67 games this season.

Vogelbach is a lifetime .208 hitter with 47 home runs and 123 RBIs in 311 games with the Seattle Mariners (2016-20), Toronto Blue Jays (2020) and Brewers (2020-21). He was an All-Star in 2019 and finished that season with 30 homers.

Hiura, 24, is batting just .130 with one homer and five RBIs in 37 games with Milwaukee this season. He was sent down to Triple-A for the first time on May 3, but returned there on June 7 after going 2-for-29 with 16 strikeouts in 11 games from May 24 to June 6.

Hiura is batting .403 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 20 games this season at Nashville.

Hiura made his MLB debut with the Brewers in 2019 and is a lifetime .243 hitter with 33 homers and 86 RBIs in 180 games. He has also struck out 240 times against just 49 walks.

--Field Level Media

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