Outfielder Carlos Gomez scratched from Brewers' lineup against Royals with right leg tightness



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Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez sits near home after falling down striking out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


MILWAUKEE — Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was scratched from the starting lineup for Monday night's game against Kansas City with right leg tightness.

Gomez has had problems with the leg since spending two weeks on the disabled list in late April for a hamstring injury. He also missed a few games last week.

Lately, Gomez appears to be bothered more by the upper part of the leg. He has said he has been playing with a wrap near his hip.

Manager Craig Counsell said Gomez could miss a couple of days.

"It's best to have the great Carlos Gomez for 100 percent than grind through something for the whole season and have ... 70 percent of him for the rest of the season," Counsell said. "Miss him for a couple days and then get the best Carlos Gomez for the rest of the season."

Gomez is hitting .270 with five homers and 24 RBIs, plus six stolen bases. He got Milwaukee's only hit Sunday off Max Scherzer in a 4-0 loss to Washington.

Gerardo Parra moved from left to center and replaced Gomez in the leadoff spot against the Royals. Shane Peterson was put into the lineup in left.

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