In a second wave of call-ups with rosters expanded in September, the Milwaukee Brewers recalled third baseman Jason Rogers from Triple-A Nashville and purchased the contracts of corner infielder Matt Clark and shortstop Hector Gomez from the Sounds.
Rogers, 26, was the Brewers’ Minor League Player of the Year in 2013 after hitting 22 homers at Double-A Huntsville and he was moved from first base to third base this season.
Rogers split time between Huntsville and Nashville this season, hitting .282/.355/.432 in 77 games with the Stars, with 42 runs, 18 doubles, seven homers and 43 RBI. With the Sounds, Rogers hit .316/.379/.568 in 57 games, with 36 runs, 11 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 39 RBI.
He was a 32nd-round pick in 2010 out of Columbus State University in Georgia.
Clark, 27, was signed in July after he opted out of his minor-league contract with the New York Mets and proceeded to go nuts at Nashville. In 53 games, Clark hit .313/.371/.605 with 35 runs, 16 homers and 37 RBI. At Double-A Binghamton, while with the Mets organization, he hit .297/.380/.498 in 67 games, with 32 runs, 14 doubles, 10 homers and 46 RBI.
Always a power threat, Clark has 128 homers in six minor league seasons. He was a 12th-round pick of the San Diego Padres out of LSU in 2008 and played the 2013 in Japan, where he slugged 25 homers for the Chunichi Dragons.
Gomez, 26, had a cup of coffee with the Colorado Rockies in 2011, going 2-for-6 in two games, and put together the best offensive year he’s had in the minors this season at Nashville. Gomez hit .282/.325/.483 in 121 games, with 59 runs, 25 doubles, six triples, 15 homers and 49 RBI.
This was his first time at Triple-A after hitting .221 in three Double-A campaigns.
Gomez was signed as an international free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2004 and was claimed off waivers by the Brewers in June 2012.
Burgos, 27, pitched briefly for the Brewers in 2013, making six starts and going 1-2 with a 6.44 ERA and 1.670 WHIP in 29.1 innings. He was sidelined most of this season with shoulder problems and was just 1-3 with a 6.50 ERA and 1.778 WHIP in four starts at Nashville.
Burgos was a sixth-round pick by the Brewers in 2009 out of Bethune-Cookman College.
Gindl, 26, played in eight games for the Brewers earlier this year, going 3-for-19. But he also struggled at Nashville, hitting .227/.310/.354 in 110 games, with 20 doubles, eight homers and 32 RBI. It was his fourth straight seasons with the Sounds, where he had hit .307/.390/.472 in 2011, .261/.317/.423 in 2012 and .295/.358/.487 in 2013.
Gindl was a fifth-round pick by the Brewers in 2007 out of Pace (Fla.) High School.