Gomez takes BP, aiming for minimum stay on DL

Center fielder sidelined by hamstring injury

Gomez takes BP, aiming for minimum stay on DL

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez took swings in the batting cage Monday and expressed hope this stint on the disabled list will expire after the minimum 15 days. Gomez was placed on the DL retroactive to Wednesday with a right hamstring injury and is eligible to return May 1.

"Right now it is so far, so good," Gomez said in his first comments since the DL move. "I'm going to do everything that I'm supposed to do, like hitting [batting practice] and throwing. The last thing is going to be running.

"It's good so far. It is day to day. We'll see how I feel [Tuesday] because already I do a lot of exercise. Tomorrow we'll see if it is more sore because of the exercise that I did. If tomorrow I feel fine, we'll take the next step."

Gomez is batting .235 this season but accounted for one of the Brewers' three home runs in their first 12 games.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.