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Gomez (wrist) will return to the lineup Monday against the Marlins, playing center field and batting leadoff, Andrew Gruman of FOXSportsWisconsin.com reports.

It appeared less than a week ago that Gomez could miss close to the rest of the regular season with the wrist ailment, but after making unexpectedly positive progress while taking batting practice over the weekend, the Brewers signed off on his return. With Milwaukee's playoff hopes taking a huge hit during their recent nine-game losing streak, the return of Gomez could provide precisely the spark the team needs. He looked to be fine while making a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday against the Cardinals, delivering an RBI single.

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Gomez (wrist) could return to the lineup as soon as Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gomez will be held out of the starting lineup for the seventh straight game Sunday against the Cardinals, but there have been rumblings of him potentially serving as a pinch hitter. He was able to take batting practice both Saturday and Sunday, but the real issue for the center fielder is when he swings and misses at pitches, which doesn't happen often during BP. Known for his powerful swings, Gomez likely won't risk re-injury by making his return too soon, as one powerful hack could potentially tweak the wrist. However, he met with team doctors prior to Sunday's tilt, and reports are getting more and more optimistic.

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Gomez (wrist) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

Gomez continues to nurse a wrist injury, but is optimistic he'll be able to return to the lineup Monday. With the scuffling Brewers still hanging on to a playoff spot, the team desperately needs their center fielder's bat atop the lineup if they want to remain in the hunt.

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Gomez (wrist) could return to the lineup as early as Monday, the Associated Press reports.

With the Brewers' offense scuffling in a big way, the return of Gomez could provide a huge boost as the team tries to cling to the second NL Wild Card, and potentially push back into the lead in the NL Central during the final three-plus weeks of the season.

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Gomez (wrist) took about 60 swings Friday and said he will hit in the cage again Saturday and hopefully take batting practice, Fox Sports Wisconsin's Andrew Gruman reports.

It was originally reported that Gomez might miss a couple weeks with the wrist injury, but at the rate he's progressing, he could beat that timetable by a week, because one wouldn't expect there to be a big gap between being able to take batting practice and being able to start when battling a wrist injury.

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Gomez's sore wrist is feeling much better, and he could return earlier than anticipated, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gomez was expected to miss a week or two due to his wrist injury, and it appears possible he could return around the shorter end of that estimate. The Brewers could use Gomez back in the lineup, as they have lost eight straight games entering Thursday's contest.

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Gomez will likely miss a couple weeks due to his wrist injury, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

The Brewers announced Tuesday that Gomez would be shut down for a week before resuming baseball drills, so in all likelihood, it will be about a two-week absence, although the Brewers will likely rush him back as soon as possible given the team's dwindling hopes of a Central Division crown. While Gomez is out, Gerardo Parra figures to see most of the starts against right-handed pitching, but Elian Herrera and Logan Schafer are also capable center fielders.

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Gomez (wrist) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Gomez left Sunday's game with a sore left wrist and missed Monday as a result. His injury isn't expected to keep him out of the lineup for a long period of time, but Gerardo Parra will start for him in center Tuesday and bat sixth for the Brewers.

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Garza (wrist) is out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

Gomez was removed from Sunday's game after three innings with what was labeled left wrist soreness, and he'll sit Monday as Scooter Gennett takes over atop the order and Gerardo Parra mans center. The Brewers were expected to send Gomez for an evaluation with doctors in Chicago, and while the results have not been disclosed, the team can afford to give Gomez another day or two with active rosters now at 40 players.

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Gomez (wrist) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Cubs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gomez left Sunday's game with wrist soreness and was seen being examined by the team's medical staff. While no definitive diagnosis has been made, Gomez is unlikely to play Monday, and his status for Tuesday's game could also be in jeopardy. Gomez will have the wrist examined by doctors in Chicago on Monday, after which a clearer diagnosis should be available.