Biloxi Shuckers

Big leaguer arrives in Biloxi for rehab stint

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 Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana (16) is congratulated by teammate Jonathan Lucroy (20) after Santana scored on a base hit by Ryan Braun in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Miami.
ALAN DIAZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana (16) is congratulated by teammate Jonathan Lucroy (20) after Santana scored on a base hit by Ryan Braun in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Miami. AP

With one big leaguer leaving Biloxi to return to the Milwaukee Brewers, another big leaguer takes his place.

The Brewers added outfielder Domingo Santana to the Shuckers' roster on Tuesday as part of a rehab assignment.

Santana, who is recovering from shoulder soreness, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 20.

Domingo has played in 36 games with Milwaukee this season, batting .239 with three homers, seven doubles and 12 RBIs.

Left-handed reliever Will Smith left Biloxi on Monday at the conclusion of his rehab assignment. Smith, who is working his way back from a right LCL sprain, is expected to take a few days off before rejoining the Brewers later this week, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Smith threw a perfect inning out of the bullpen for Biloxi in a 7-3 win over Mobile on Sunday.

Smith has a 3.96 ERA in 17 appearances for the Brewers this season.

Santana was acquired by the Brewers along with Shuckers outfielder Brett Phillips and Biloxi pitchers Josh Hader and Adrian Houser from the Houston Astros on July 30, 2015 in exchange for relief pitcher Mike Fiers and outfielder Carlos Gomez.

Santana has played 74 games for the Brewers so far, batting .235 with nine homers and 30 RBIs.

Santana originally signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2009. Houston acquired the outfielder as a player-to-be-named-later in a deal that saw Hunter Pence move to Philadelphia in exchange for Jarred Cosart, Jon Singleton and Josh Zeid.

Woodruff update

Mississippi State product Brandon Woodruff, a right-hander from Wheeler, was still looking to find his footing in Double-A after a pair of starts.

Woodruff was 0-2 in his two starts for the Shuckers entering Tuesday's scheduled start against the Mississippi Braves. He allowed eight earned runs on 12 hits in his first nine innings in Biloxi with 11 strikeouts and three walks.

Woodruff was 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in eight starts at Class A Brevard County before being promoted to Double-A.

Phillips' return

Shuckers star center fielder Brett Phillips didn't miss a beat at the plate after making his return from the disabled list on Saturday.

In two games against the Mobile BayBears, Phillips went 3-for-5 on Saturday went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's contest.

Phillips was out 10 days with a left oblique strain.

Fan favorite is back

Infielder Nathan Orf was sent back to Biloxi from Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday.

Orf posted a .333 batting average in 25 games at Colorado Springs with seven doubles, two triples, 11 RBI, eight walks, five stolen bases and a .402 on-base percentage.

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