MILWAUKEE -- Following Thursday night's 6-5 loss to St. Louis, the Milwaukee Brewers optioned outfielder Josh Prince to Triple-A Nashville to clear room for Aramis Ramirez's return from the disabled list Friday.
Prince, 25, was called up from Nashville when Ramirez went on the disabled list on April 6, but has found playing time hard to come by. Prince had just one hit in five at bats, a pinch hit double on April 7 against Arizona.
"He needs to go down and play," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "I haven't got him many at-bats at all. When he first came up I gave him a couple but then it really hasn't been much. We want him to play every day. We want him to be versatile, so he is going to move around in Triple-A and play outfield and some infield and hopefully be a super utility."
Learning to fill a bench role with limited to at-bats is not easy, especially for young players like Prince.
"I think it's something that you have to learn how to do, to be ready to come off the bench ...