The Milwaukee Brewers have been without starting shortstop Willy Adames for over a week now as he works his way back from a high ankle sprain. Although he will not be activated when first eligible this weekend, a return seems to be nearing considering his workouts are being ramped up.
Willy Adames Injury Update
Adames took part in batting practice and fielded grounders prior to Milwaukee's game on Tuesday night. It was an encouraging sign for the 26-year-old after being placed on the 10-day injured list May 16. The ankle issue originally came about following a hard slide into home plate on a sacrifice fly.
Adames' new target goal will be returning to action when the Brewers kick off a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Luis Urias should continue filling in at shortstop in the meantime with Jace Peterson and Mike Brosseau seeing a small uptick in at-bats, too.
Keep in mind Adames is still tied for the team lead in home runs (9) and ranks second with 23 runs scored despite missing some time. He has posted a slash line of .208/.304/.462 across 35 games played. Getting him back into a groove at the plate would be huge for Milwaukee's playoff hopes.
Brewers manager Criag Counsell will likely have more updates regarding Adames' status throughout the weekend. For now, Milwaukee sits 3.0 games up in first place of the National League Central and is tied for the fifth-best odds to win the World Series at +1100, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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