Brewers place Tyrone Taylor 10-day injured list with right shoulder strain, per the Athletic’s Will Sammon (via Twitter). Tim Lopes has been recalled from Triple-A.
Taylor himself has been a key injury replacement for the Brewers this season. Their four-man first team of Christian Yelich, Jackie Bradley Jr., Lorenzo Cain, and Avisail Garcia have dealt with a variety of injuries this season. Ultimately, Taylor has played a role at each outfield spot, accounting for four percent of the playing time in left, five percent in center, and three percent in right. The 27-year-old is generally regarded as a strong defender, but he’s also posted a 111 wRC+ in exactly 100 plate appearances.
With Yelich, Bradley Jr., and Garcia all healthy right now, Taylor has not had as much playing time of late. In his absence, Pablo Reyes becomes the primary backup outfielder, but Jace Peterson, Daniel Robertson, and Lopes are capable of playing in the grass.
As for Lopes specifically, the 26-year-old right-hander has logged playing time in Majors with the Mariners in each of the past two seasons. He put together a .252/.315/.362 line across 279 plate appearances while mostly playing in the outfield corners. He has a .193/.308/.330 line at Triple-A this season.
That sucks but honestly I hope both stay up on the roster when back. I think Taylor is ready to take over right field next year. Tim Lopes definitely could help out at third. He is going to be a great combo with Urias as bench players that will be cheap. That could help the Brewers to start locking up some of our pitchers in nice contracts or even go after Baez in the off-season to be our regular third baseman( or possibly Kris Bryant if I dream) Heck maybe even trade for Moose or Joey Gallo .
Lopes has played 1 game at 3b in his life. Don’t think he can do it.
Do you think Baez will be interested in playing 3rd base? Just asking because I haven’t heard one way or another, or about potential suitors for Baez. Is Adames going to be given opportunity to be regular shortstop?
NO onBaez,that would be tampering! Yes Willy is our regular SS!
Well considering I don’t work for the Brewers it isn’t tampering lol
WARNING WILL ROBINSON: Do not play Jace Peterson in Right Field! He was terrible in both catching and throwing the ball. ! He misplayed at least 2 plays badly and had no power on his throws. I saw it on TV .Lopes has played a lot of RF and LF! Send Jace back to AAA when Wong comes back!
This is the kind of thinking that landed Trent Grisham in San Diego.
Maybe! But Jace Peterson is a Counsel type guy! A Ham and Egger minus who cannot hit ! JP cannot even play the of well! Call up an OF or make a trade! PLEASE!,