PITTSBURGH -- Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez began his Minor League rehabilitation assignment on Wednesday, but infield prospect Mat Gamel's will have to wait. Things have not gone Gamel's way for much of the past calendar year, and his bad luck continued on Wednesday, when he was scratched from the lineup at Class A Advanced Brevard County because of an illness. Gamel, who has been on the disabled list all season with a slightly torn muscle behind his throwing shoulder, will try again on Thursday. Gomez had better luck, going 1-for-3 with a single and a stolen base for Class A Wisconsin in the first test of his injured left shoulder. He is scheduled to start for the Timber Rattlers again on Thursday and, barring a setback, will then be activated by the Brewers ahead of Friday's Interleague Game against the Twins.
"He's on track to be there," Brewers manager Ken Macha said. Gomez has not played since May 5, when he strained the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. Another rehabbing Brewer, reliever David Riske, pitched a scoreless inning for Brevard County on Wednesday in his third outing since Tommy John elbow surgery last June. Riske threw seven of his 13 pitches for strikes and sat in the 89-91-mph range, while allowing one walk with one strikeout.