Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Jim Henderson returned to Milwaukee Monday after experiencing soreness in his shoulder during his first rehab assignment.
Henderson has been on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation since May 2 and threw a scoreless inning for Double-A Huntsville on Friday. But, according to MLB.com, Henderson felt pain in the shoulder and is back in town to consult with team doctors.
“Just frustrating,” Henderson said. “I’ve still got my head up and hopefully I’ll be back for this season at some point.”
Meanwhile, third baseman Aramis Ramirez—on the DL since May 13 with an injured left hamstring—has been throwing and swinging a bat and manager Ron Roenicke said he could be back with the club during their current homestand. The Brewers host the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins through June 3.
Roenicke said the challenge now is to get Ramirez to accept a rehab assignment, something the veteran would not do when battling a knee injury last season.
“These guys that have played for awhile don’t like to do it,” Roenicke said. “If you’re out a month or two months, it’s a different story. They feel like they can step in there and do the job. Sometimes they do and most of the time they don’t.”
Ramirez hit .350 in his first 12 games back from his knee injury last year.