July 27, 2023
By Kevin Glew
Cooperstowners in Canada
The Milwaukee Brewers called up infielder Abraham Toro (Longueuil, Que.) from the triple-A Nashville Sounds on Wednesday.
In a corresponding move, they placed outfielder Jesse Winker on the 10-day injured list with back spasms.
Toro was promoted in time to start at first base and bat sixth for the Brewers in their 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds at American Family Field yesterday. He went 1-for-3 with a single and a run in the contest.
In total, in six games with the Brewers this season, Toro is 5-for-11 (.455 batting average) with a home run and five RBIs.
Toro has been red-hot in triple-A this month, hitting .386 with 27 hits – including three home runs – in 18 games. Since July 1, his batting average in triple-A has risen from .258 to .288.
The switch-hitting Toro was 5-for-27 (.185 batting average) with a home run and four RBIs in 11 games for the Brewers during spring training. He returned to Brewers’ camp after going 5-for-15 (.333 batting average) in four games for Canada at the World Baseball Classic.
Originally selected in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Houston Astros, the ABC Academy alum made his big league debut on August 22, 2019. He played parts of three seasons with the Astros before being traded to the Seattle Mariners.
In 2022, for the second time in his major league career, he reached double-digits in home runs, belting 10 in 109 games for the Mariners. The versatile Canuck also added 36 runs, 60 hits, 13 doubles and 22 walks. Toro was also one of the Mariners’ top pinch-hitters, going 4-for-12 (.333 batting average) during the regular season.
On December 2, he was dealt to the Brewers by the Mariners, along with Winker, for Kolten Wong.