Hernan Iribarren gets the call from Milwaukee
One man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity. I don’t know who said it, but it’s true.
Richie Weeks, the Brewer’s starting second baseman, was placed on the disabled list with a season-ending wrist injury and so Nashville Sound’s starting second baseman Hernan Iribarren got the call from the mother team to join the Brew Crew in Milwaukee last night.
Iribarren was batting .308 when called up, with 10 doubles, two triples, one home run, 19 RBIs, and six stolen bases in 35 games for Nashville, He was hitting .486 with runners in scoring position and hat hit safely in 27 of his 34 games with the Sounds in 2009. See his stats.
It is unsure how much playing-time Iribarren will get in the line-up since the Brewers still have Craig Counsell and Casey McGehee. Counsell can play second or short and his batting .324 for the year. McGehee has only played in 12 games in 2009 for the Brewers and is batting .167. He normally plays 3B.
This is Iribarren’s second call-up to the Majors. He played in 12 games in 2008, going 2 for 14 (.143) with a double. He made only one start with the Brewers in 2008, against the Twins on June 15. Iribarren has been with the Brewer’s organization since 2002.
Speaking of his new uncertain role with Milwaukee he said, “It doesn’t bother me. It’s hard sometimes when you’re playing every day [in the Minors] and you’re hot, and now you sit. But I don’t care. I’m happy to be here. I’ll keep it going in the [batting] cage.” – Quote source – the Brewers web site.
Iribarren joins former-Sounds teammate Mat Gamel who was called up to the Brewers on May 14th.
For more info:
- This link will take you to every post on AttheOldBallGame.com where Iribarren’s name is mentioned.
- News article on the Brewers web site
- Brewers roster profile of Iribarren
- Iribarren’s stats (Nashville Sounds)