First base for the Milwaukee Brewers has been a bit of a wild card over the past few years. Recently Rowdy Tellez has been the guy called upon when facing right-handed pitchers. Earlier this season Luke Voit was his platoon partner but that role has since shifted to Darin Ruf.
Unfortunately Darin Ruf sustained a knee laceration in Friday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. The injury took him out of the game and required stitches. Following the game Robert Murray reported that the Brewers will call up a slugging first baseman. This is likely due to Ruf’s injury.
Per a report the Milwaukee Brewers are set to promote first baseman Jon Singleton.
Singleton, who has not played in the major leagues since 2015, is a left-handed power bat. He’s been with Milwaukee over the past two seasons and was briefly added to the 40-man roster early on last off-season. If Murray’s report holds true then he would have to be re-added to the teams roster.
It’s likely that Singleton will get a shot at being the designated hitter. As mentioned Ruf sustained a knee laceration, Luke Voit is no longer with the team, and Jesse Winker is currently on the injured list with a cervical strain. All of this has provided an opening for the 31 year old veteran.
For Jon Singleton, his comeback story is quite incredible. Several years ago he was suspended for marijuana use, was given an incredible contract from the Houston Astros, and battled through anxiety and depression. Hopefully he can make the most of his opportunities with the Brew Crew.
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