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INF Nick Delmonico was dealt by the Orioles to the Brewers in exchange for RHP Francisco Rodriguez. Delmonico, 20, was hitting .244 with 13 home runs for high Class A Frederick this season. He has played first, second and third base in the minors.

RHP Kyle Lohse is 5-1 with a 2.63 ERA in his last 10 starts and will look to continue that success Wednesday when he faces the Padres at Miller Park. Lohse leads the Brewers with 12 quality starts this season and is holding opponents to a .259 batting average in his 21 appearances. In 10 career starts against San Diego, Lohse is 4-4 with a 4.69 ERA. He beat the Padres earlier this season, allowing a run on five hits in five innings back on April 22 at Petco Park for his first victory as a member of the Brewers.

CF Carlos Gomez was back in the lineup Tuesday. Along with a sore shoulder and elbow, Manager Ron Roenicke said that Gomez was dealing with a thumb injury that has made it difficult to swing a bat or throw a ball. That thumb injury might be one explanation for Gomez's ongoing slump; before sitting out the first of three consecutive games Sunday, Gomez had just three hits -- two of them home runs -- in his previous 39 at-bats, dropping his average from .319 to .292.

RHP Alfredo Figaro is set to rejoin the Brewers from the 15-day disabled list. Figaro had been out since June 24 due to a strained right oblique but pitched well enough in a rehab appearance Monday to rejoin the team. Figaro began the season in the bullpen but moved into the rotation before getting injured and went 1-2 with a 6.48 ERA in five starts. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he expected to use Figaro in a relief role when he returns.

INF Juan Francisco snapped an 0-for-17 skid with a seventh-inning single Tuesday in the Brewers' 6-2 loss to the Padres. Francisco has just two hits in his last 17 at-bats and is batting .237 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs in 38 games since being acquired from Atlanta on June 3.

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