A pair of Milwaukee Brewers will be starting their rehab assignments with the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar both will report to the Timber Rattlers for Thursday night’s home contest against Kane County at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.
If everything goes well, Milwaukee’s big-league club could have both players available to return by next week.
Braun was sidelined since May 25 with a calf injury and has hit .262 in 117 plate appearances so far this season.
Meanwhile, the Brewers placed Villar on the 10-day DL June 10 with a back injury. He’s struggled at the plate this season, hitting just .213 in 248 plate appearances.
First pitch between the T-Rats and the Cougars is at 7:05 p.m.