Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez took a big step on Tuesday after taking full batting practice and slid into bases. This is the first time he has done so since fracturing his collarbone on July 20 in Arizona after making this phenomenal catch. (Skip ahead to 2:40 in the video)
With rosters expanding on September 1, Gomez insists that he will be back on the active roster by then, providing the Brewers with stellar defense and blazing speed. Whether or not that is true is to be determined, as he still has to be examined and complete a rehab assignment.
His DWAR (Defensive Wins Above Replacement)is a superb 1.1, especially considering he did not play every day and has missed a month. Gomez also has the higest Range Factor among all National League center fielders, further displaying his defensive abilities.
After Rickie Weeks hobbled off the field in July against the Cubs, it appeared that he may be gone for the season. But now, it seems that Milwaukee will have him back for the stretch run.
Weeks took ground balls today at Miller Park before the Brewers 2-1 victory. He wore a brace on the injured left ankle.
Ron Roenicke said there is no timetable for the All Star second baseman’s return. Hopefully, Weeks can return by early September at the latest.
The team has won 16 of their last 18 without Weeks