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Gomez won't return this weekend

Gomez won't return this weekend

PHOENIX -- Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was out of action again Saturday with a strained left shoulder and manager Ken Macha doesn't expect him to play in Sunday's series finale. Gomez will be re-evaluated when the Brewers return to Milwaukee on Monday to face the Braves.

With Jim Edmonds filling in for Gomez in center field and a right-hander on the mound for Arizona, Macha faced a tough call in right field on Saturday. Would he start Corey Hart, who was off to a 2-for-11 start in May and is hitting .182 this season against right-handed pitchers, or Jody Gerut, who was 1-for-21 against righties this year?

Macha polled bench coach Willie Randolph and bench coach Dale Sveum and ultimately chose Gerut.

"We feel if we get Jody some more at-bats, like last year, we'll get production," Macha said. "That was a tough one."

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