If all had gone according to plan for the Milwaukee Brewers this season, Logan Schafer would be a fourth outfielder fighting to stay ready on the bench, while Caleb Gindl and Khris Davis would be playing in Triple-A.
But nothing has gone according to plan for the Brewers this season. Even backup plans have found a way to go awry.
There are very few positives in the season-ending suspension to Ryan Braun, but opportunity has arose for Milwaukee's three young outfielders.
"The opportunity is there for a lot of these young guys to prove they belong here, to prove maybe they can be a starter," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Hopefully one of those guys will come through."
With the team all season, Schafer was supposed to get the first crack, but again, nothing has gone according to plan this season. Gindl has come up from Triple-A swinging a hot bat, forcing his way into the lineup.
"He continues to have good at-bats," Roenicke said. "He's making me put him in there every day. He's ...