Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Khris Davis is set to begin a five-game rehab stint with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tonight.
Davis is returning from knee surgery that was necessary after he suffered a torn meniscus in a game at Miller Park in late May. He was batting .250 with 5 HR and 16 RBI in 46 games at the time of his injury.
Davis played for the Timber Rattlers in 2010, when he batted .280 with 22 HR, 72 RBI and 17 SB in 128 games. He set the Timber Rattlers record for home runs in a single season, a mark that was matched by Victor Roache in 2013.
His rehab stint with the Timber Rattlers will consist of three home games and two away games, all in Wisconsin. The Timber Rattlers host the Cedar Rapids Kernels in Appleton tonight, travel to Beloit for games on Thursday and Friday, and play against the Snappers two more times at home on Saturday and Sunday.
Perez to start at shortstop for Brewers
Former West Michigan Whitecaps infielder Hernan Perez will get his first start at shortstop for the Brewers tonight. He previously started at second base and third base for Milwaukee, but shortstop was his primary position when he signed with the Detroit Tigers as a amateur free agent in 2007.
Perez batted .160 in 66 games at the major-league level for the Tigers before being placed on waivers about a month ago. The Brewers claimed him on June 2, and he has been a solid addition to the team. He batted .360 (18-for-50) in his first 23 games with the Brewers, and currently has a nine-game hitting streak.
Perez played 265 games with the West Michigan Whitecaps, spending part of 2009 and all of the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the team. He cumulatively batted .246 with 13 HR, 97 RBI and 30 SB.