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Stern's travel route a short one

Stern's travel route a short one

MILWAUKEE -- Back with the big league club after being optioned the day before, outfielder Adam Stern had about the shortest trip to the Minors as possible this week.

Stern, who was sent to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday to make room for right-handed reliever John Axford, was recalled on Sunday as the Brewers sent lefty Doug Davis to the disabled list with pericarditis, an inflammation of lining around his heart.

Though he was sent down, Stern never left Milwaukee before being recalled.

"I was scheduled to fly out today," Stern said. "But they told me to hold tight yesterday until they figured everything out. So, I just kind of hung out and waited for the call."

Before being sent down, Stern got his first at-bat with the Brewers and his first Major League at-bat since 2006 on Friday, which resulted in a strikeout.

Now, he'll get an opportunity to make the road trip with a big league club for the first time in a few years as well.

"The last time I was on a team charter was in '06. It's definitely better than flying commercial on Southwest getting Group 'A,'" Stern said. "Any time you get to put a big league uniform on you look forward to it. I'm excited for the opportunity."

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