Infielder Keston Hiura will not be with the Milwaukee Brewers when they open a series against Philadelphia on Monday night.
Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Chrirstian Yelich, however, will be.
On Monday, the Brewers activated Cain and Yelich from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the 26-man roster, Milwaukee sent down Hiura and outfielder Tyrone Taylor.
Yelich is batting second and playing left field against the Phillies on Monday night, while Cain will hit third and play center field.
Manager Craig Counsell said Milwaukee's primary options at first base without Hiura are Daniel Vogelbach and Billy MicKinney. Vogelbach will play first base and bat sixth against Philadelphia on Monday.
Cain hasn’t appeared on the field since straining his quad April 13 and having to leave the game early against the Chicago Cubs. The center fielder has appeared in seven games this season, going 4-for-26 with a double, two home runs and a steal.
A back injury has sidelined Yelich since April 11. He’s appeared in nine games this season, batting .333 (10-for-30) with a double, two steals and six walks (.459 on-base percentage).
Hiura’s last game in the minor leagues was June 26, 2019, with Triple-A San Antonio. The Brewers’ first-round pick in 2017 was recalled June 28 of that season and has played with the Brewers ever since.
Over the last two seasons, however, Hiura has struggled. He’s batting .196/.284/.372 with 14 home runs and 117 strikeouts in his last 85 contests. In 2020, the infielder has started 17 games at first base and four at second, registering a .152/.247/.266 slash line with one home run and 32 strikeouts.
The 2021 minor-league season opens Tuesday for the Nashville Sounds, the Brewers' new Triple-A affiliate, with a tilt against the Toledo Mud Hens.
Milwaukee opens a four-game series with the Phillies at 6 p.m. Monday night. All contests will be seen on Bally Sports Wisconsin beginning Monday with Brewers Live at 5:30 p.m.