MILWAUKEE -- To ensure they had enough help in the bullpen Sunday, the Brewers optioned infielder Mat Gamel to Triple-A Nashville and recalled right-hander Cody Scarpetta from Double-A Huntsville.
Scarpetta's stay with the team was short, though. The right-hander did not pitch in the Brewers' 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and was optioned back to Huntsville after the game.
No corresponding move was made with the team heading into the All-Star break.
Manager Ron Roenicke said Gamel, one of the team's top prospects, would work at third base initially when returning to Nashville. Gamel had been playing first base in the Minors, but he started three games at third for the Brewers.
"I would think he'd play mostly third right away and get comfortable there, and then move him back and forth," Roenicke said.
Gamel was 3-for-26 in 10 games.
"He can hit," Roenicke said. "First game was nice, second game he hit the ball well but didn't get any hits. From there, it just kind of builds up. You keep looking up at your average and you are hitting .200 or wherever it is now, it starts to bother you."