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Brewers place Rhys Hoskins on the injured list and recall Owen Miller from Nashville

Less than a week after welcoming back one of their key cogs from the injury list, the Milwaukee Brewers learned they've lost another.

Rhys Hoskins, who strained his right hamstring in Monday's 8-6 loss, was placed on the 10-day IL prior to Tuesday's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates at American Family Field.

Owen Miller was recalled from Class AAA Nashville in the corresponding move.

"They don't think it's terribly bad, but it's going to take two, three, four weeks," manager Pat Murphy said after his team's 4-3 victory Tuesday night. "We've got to see how it comes along."

Jake Bauers was in the lineup at first base and likely will see the bulk of the playing time there while Hoskins is sidelined. Miller and Gary Sánchez are also capable of playing first.

"I mean, that's opportunity here," said Murphy. "If you want to stick in the big leagues, you better get aware of what it takes for you to stick in the big leagues and do those things, or there will be somebody else. Because there's a lot of young players down there that want the opportunity.

"It's not like we're going to have a bunch of veterans hanging around here waiting to step in."

Hoskins represents the 12th IL placement by the Brewers since the season began (42 games).

Rhys Hoskins becomes the latest Brewers player to be placed on the injured list after suffering a right hamstring strain Monday.
Rhys Hoskins becomes the latest Brewers player to be placed on the injured list after suffering a right hamstring strain Monday.

Left-hander DL Hall, on the IL since April 21, threw a 34-pitch simulated game earlier Tuesday.

"I thought he was really good," Murphy said. "I thought there were some improvements. He got a little tired in that second session, but it was a good step forward for him."

Assuming Hall bounces back well in the next few days, a minor-league rehab stint is likely next up for him.

"We’ll look at the schedule and we’ll see how he responds to today, how his leg is and how his arm feels and make that decision soon," said Murphy. "I’d like to get him out there. He’s got to build up still."

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers place Rhys Hoskins on 10-day injured list, recall Owen Miller