Gomez champing at bit for Thursday return

Gomez champing at bit for Thursday return

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez said he couldn't sleep Tuesday night, even though he was facing another day on the disabled list. Gomez was back at Miller Park on Wednesday and will be among the team's Sept. 1 callups.

He has been on the DL since July 21, the day after he suffered a fractured left collarbone that was later surgically repaired.

"I miss the team so bad," he said.

Gomez went 4-for-12 with three stolen bases and no strikeouts in a four-game rehab assignment with Class A Wisconsin.

"I haven't faced any lefty [pitchers] yet, but I feel comfortable at the plate," Gomez said. "I had good at-bats, I got a couple of knocks and I feel fine."

He also knocked into the center-field fence at least once, and slid headfirst with no pain. Before his injury, he had been starting in center field against left-handed pitchers and serving as a late-inning defensive replacement and pinch-runner.