MILWAUKEE -- Brandon Boggs' patience paid off Friday, when the outfielder arrived at Miller Park after a promotion from Triple-A Nashville.
Somewhat ironically, Boggs took the roster spot vacated by outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list late Thursday with a deep bruise in his right thigh. Less than a month ago, it was Morgan who took Boggs' spot after a late Spring Training trade from Washington to Milwaukee.
After trading for Morgan on March 27, the Brewers informed Boggs he would not make the team and assigned him outright to Triple-A Nashville. Since it was the second such outright of Boggs' career, he had the right to refuse and test free agency, but he instead accepted and reported to the Minors. Now Boggs is back in the big leagues.
"My agent [Miles Shoda] and I looked around, and this still seemed like the best situation," Boggs said.
Boggs joins an outfield rotation that, besides left fielder Ryan Braun and center fielder Carlos Gomez, includes Mark Kotsay and Erick Almonte. Regular right fielder Corey Hart is rehabbing a rib-cage strain with Triple-A Nashville and is expected back next week.