Milwaukee has called up its top prospect.
According to The Athletic’s Robert Murray, the Brewers have decided to promote Keston Hiura from Triple-A.
Since being drafted in the first round in 2017 out of UC-Irvine, Hiura has been among the best hitters in the minor leagues. That’s certainly been the case this season with the club’s San Antonio affiliate, with the second baseman batting .333 with 11 home runs and 26 RBI in 37 games.
The move comes amid the struggles of third baseman Travis Shaw. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Shaw is dealing with a wrist issue that will land him on the injury list. He’s batting just .163 on the season with four home runs and eight RBI.
Milwaukee also had to make room on its 40-man roster for Hiura and did so by designating infielder Cory Spangenberg for assignment. The Brewers signed Spangenberg last January. He was batting just .212 with two home runs in the minors.
The Brewers are just 1-3 on their current 10-game road trip. They’ll be in Philadelphia again Tuesday night to face the Phillies.