Infielder Irving Falu is back with the Milwaukee Brewers organization less than a month after he was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee by the San Diego Padres.
Falu, 31, was placed on waivers June 26 by the Brewers to open up a spot on the 40-man roster (a spot that was later filled when infielder Jeff Bianchi was put back on it) and was claimed by the Padres.
In 11 games for San Diego, Falu was 3-for-20 with a stolen base. That came after he was 0-for-10 with an RBI in 11 games for the Brewers.
The Padres waived Falu on Thursday. The Brewers claimed him and will assign him to Triple-A Nashville, where he started the season, according to MLB.com.
In 43 games for the Sounds, Falu is hitting .306/.364/.361 with 16 runs, five doubles, a homer, 10 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Falu, a native of Puerto Rico, was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round of the 2003 draft out of Indian Hills Community College in Iowa and spent 11 seasons in the Royals’ organization, including 25 games with Kansas City in 2012-13.
The switch-hitting infielder was released last November and signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Dec. 4.