Crew recalls Farris for infield insurance

Crew recalls Farris for infield insurance

ATLANTA -- Eric Farris was recalled from Triple-A Nashville as infield insurance on Saturday, but his stay is likely to again be brief with Alex Gonzalez expected back from paternity leave on Tuesday.

Farris, 26, was called up for just one day last July as an emergency fill in when Rickie Weeks went on the disabled list. He grounded out as a pinch-hitter against the Cubs in his Major League debut.

Farris is mainly a second baseman, but played shortstop Thursday and Friday to prepare for his recall. He got the nod over Nashville shortstop Edwin Maysonet because he is already on the Brewers' 40-man roster, which is full.

Farris, a California native, was hitting .161 in nine games at Nashville, but batted .271 and stole 21 bases for the Sounds last season. A fourth-round selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Loyola Marymount, Farris is ranked as the Brewers' No. 17 prospect.