The Milwaukee Brewers recalled veteran infielder Brad Miller
from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday and optioned struggling outfielder
Domingo Santana there in an exchange of former 30-homer players.
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baseman-outfielder Ji-Man Choi, was in the Brewers’ starting lineup at second
base and batting sixth Saturday against St. Louis.
”That first day, no matter how much sleep you have, no matter the travel, it
doesn’t really matter, you’re running on adrenaline,” Miller said before the
game. ”Excited to get in there right away and get to work.”
Santana hit .278 last season for Milwaukee with 30 homers and 85 RBIs, but
never got going this season. He hit .249 and just three homers and 17 RBIs in
”At some point, we’re going to need Domingo and we’d prefer that he was kind
of rolling and clicking when that times comes,” manager Craig Counsell said.
”It’s tough to do it when you’re not playing that much. It’s not something
that you want to have to
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we just need to get him going and the best way to do that is have him playing,”
With Jesus Aguilar and his team-best 16 homers earning more time at first
base, recently activated Eric Thames has been playing more outfield, reducing
The 28-year-old Miller batted .256 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 48 games
this season with Tampa Bay. Miller hit .243 with 30 homers and 81 RBIs for the
Rays in 2016, but dipped to .201 with nine homers and 40 RBIs last season.
”Each year is different and you kind of go with the ebbs and flows – but I
think just being in this environment and in this culture they’ve created here,
it seems pretty positive for everybody involved,” Miller said.
Miller has started at seven different positions in the majors. He played 105
games at shortstop with Tampa Bay in 2016, then 98 games at second base with the
Rays last season. This year, he played 35 games at first and six at second with
”What we may ask of him is to move around the field more regularly at
different positions on a daily
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in a starting role,” Counsell said. ”But, he is versatile, he’s a pretty good
athlete. He has done this all before, it’s just kind of getting him comfortable
with doing it again.”
The NFL is sending the remaining portion of a $30
million investment in neurological research to government-funded entities
despite ending the original agreement for the project.
The league said Friday it would send $7.7 million each to the Department of
Defense and a group that studies traumatic brain injuries. Another $2.3 million
will go to the National Institute for Aging.
An agreement to issue the funds through the Foundation for the National
Institutes of Health ended in August, and the NFL chose the final dispersals
following discussions with experts on the most pressing scientific research
Each of the research projects receives substantial federal funding. Through
its involvement, the NFL hopes to learn more about concussions and other brain