MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers added a red-hot hitter Tuesday in utility man Elian Herrera, who went 18-for-38 in the 10 games at Triple-A Nashville between his stints with the Brewers. He credited a mechanical adjustment involving his hands.
"I found it here," he said, pointing toward Miller Park's video room. "I used it before, but sometimes we just forget, sometimes we just lose it. I was watching video [from 2012], when everything was working, watching everything with my batting and then trying things in the cage."
Versatility brought Herrera back to the big leagues. Aramis Ramirez's hamstring injury created a need on the infield, and he could also come in handy in the outfield Wednesday and Thursday, when the Brewers will stack the lineup with right-handed hitters against Pirates left-handers Francisco Liriano and Wandy Rodriguez.
The trick for Herrera will be staying hot at the plate.
"The main thing is to keep doing the same, not try to do too much," he said. "We always want to do more. You just have to play the game. It's easy to say but not easy to [do]."
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