Keston Hiura made his major league debut after being called up by the Milwaukee Brewers on May 14.
The Brewers needed reinforcements when injuries left the big league club short-handed in the infield.
Hiura showed he could hold his own, batting .281 with five home runs in 17 games.
But once Travis Shaw returned to the Brewers from an injury and rehab assignment, Hiura was optioned back to the Triple-A San Antonio Missions on June 3. The Missions were on the road at the time.
On Wednesday night, for the first time since his stint with the Brewers, Hiura was back playing on the Missions’ home field at Wolff Stadium.
He drew a media crowd before the game when he did a group interview in the Missions’ dugout. Then he had a hit and drove in a run in Wednesday’s 4-2, 10-inning loss to the Tacoma Rainiers.
In 43 games with the Missions this season, Hiura leads the team in home runs with 13, is second in batting at .331 and third in RBIs with 31.
Story by Jerry Briggs on milb.com