Crew calls up prospect Nottingham; Pina on DL – MLB.com

After limping home from New York with primary catcher Manny Pina among the players battling day-to-day injuries, the Brewers called up catching prospect Jacob Nottingham for the start of a weeklong homestand Monday. Pina was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, with a right calf strain.

Reliever J.J. Hoover, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday, has elected for free agency.

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After limping home from New York with primary catcher Manny Pina among the players battling day-to-day injuries, the Brewers called up catching prospect Jacob Nottingham for the start of a weeklong homestand Monday. Pina was placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, with a right calf strain.

Reliever J.J. Hoover, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday, has elected for free agency.

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Nottingham, 23, is ranked 27th on MLB Pipeline’s list of the top Brewers prospects. He has a .296/.345/.519 slash line after 27 at-bats at Triple-A Colorado Springs, and hit his first home run in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Sunday.

Pina joins Christian Yelich, who has a right oblique injury, on the DL, but Yelich was eligible for reinstatement beginning Sunday.

Catcher Stephen Vogt, who has yet to debut this season, is also on the DL with a right shoulder strain.

“The challenging part is that we’re in a lot of day-to-day injuries, even with the guys close to coming back,” manager Craig Counsell said Sunday afternoon. “These are not definite injuries. They are day-to-day injuries. That in itself is a little challenging. We may have to make some more permanent decisions here, pending the status of a couple of these guys.”

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com.

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