Travis Shaw didn’t play in Thursday night’s San Antonio Missions game against the Iowa Cubs.
By Thursday afternoon, there were media reports that Shaw will be called back up by the Milwaukee Brewers.
If all goes as expected, Wednesday night at Wolff Stadium was Shaw’s last game in a Missions uniform and he will be on the Brewers’ active roster on Friday night when they open a big three-game homestand against the Chicago Cubs.
The 29-year-old infielder played 57 games with the Brewers this season. He hit .164 with six home runs. He was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on June 28.
Shaw’s hitting was coming back around in recent games with the Missions. In his last 10 games he hit .323 (10-of-31) with four home runs and 12 RBIs. During that stretch Shaw looked like he was seeing the ball well and was consistently hitting the ball hard.
Last season with the Brewers, Shaw hit .241 with 32 home runs in 152 games.
Drew Smyly pitched in his first home game with the San Antonio Missions on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.
The former Texas Rangers starter threw five innings to get the win. He allowed two runs, including a solo home run in the second inning, on three hits with three strikeouts and no walks.
The Missions beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 9-2. Cory Spangenberg and Travis Shaw both hit home runs. Spangenberg finished with three hits and five RBIs.
Thursday’s game was Smyly’s second start for the Missions. On July 7 in New Orleans, in his first appearance after signing a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, Smyly went four innings and gave up one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. He did not get a decision.
The 6-foot-3 left-hander had a 1-5 record and 8.42 ERA in 13 games with the Rangers this season being released.
Milwaukee Brewers infielder Travis Shaw was in the San Antonio Missions’ lineup Monday night for the first time since being optioned to the Triple-A team last week.
Shaw played third base on Monday and batted fourth. He had one hit in four at-bats with two strikeouts.
Shaw played 10 games with the Missions in May and early June before going up to join the Brewers. He hit .164 with six home runs in 57 games with Milwaukee. Last season with the Brewers he hit .241 with 32 home runs in 152 games.
The Iowa Cubs beat the Missions 5-3 Monday night at Wolff Stadium.