Brewers activate Willy Adames from injured list, adding reinforcements to struggling lineup

Willy Adames Milwaukee Brewers

MADISON, Wis. — A day after getting slugger Hunter Renfroe back from the injured list, more reinforcements are coming for the Brewers’ struggling offense, as shortstop Willy Adames was activated before Wednesday night’s game against Philadelphia.

Milwaukee sent Pablo Reyes back to Triple-A Nashville to make room for Adames on the roster.

Adames has been sidelined since hurting his ankle while sliding into home while scoring a run in a game against the Miami Marlins on May 15. At the time of his injury, he was among the team’s leaders with 9 home runs and 24 runs driven in over 35 games.

In the 22 games since Adames’ injury, the Brewers have averaged 3.5 runs per game, as opposed to the 4.8 runs per game they averaged with Adames in the lineup for the first 35 games of the season.

Since joining the Brewers in a trade in May of 2021, Adames has hit .265 with a .349 on-base percentage and .505 slugging percentage for an on-base-plus-slugging (OPS) of .854, with 29 home runs and 82 runs driven in over 134 total games.

The Brewers did not hesitate to put Adames back in the lineup after activating him, announcing he will be hitting second in the batting order Wednesday night, between Christian Yelich and Rowdy Tellez.

First pitch on Wednesday night is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.