PITTSBURGH -- Brewers first-base coach Carlos Subero has never been in a home run derby at any level. He's never been to an MLB All-Star Game, either.
Both of those things will change next week as first baseman Jesus Aguilar has chosen Subero to pitch to him in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, which will air Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.:: Complete Home Run Derby coverage ::
"In the plane, [Aguilar] just told me, 'Hey, we're going to the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby, so get ready,'" Subero said.
Aguilar's decision was heavily influenced by the familiarity he has with Subero, who has nearly two years of experience throwing pitches to Aguilar in practice and before games.
"He's been throwing BP for me for almost two years," Aguilar said. "So he kind of knows me good. That's why I chose him."
Subero was one of the first guys to recommend the Brewers pursue Aguilar when the Indians designated him for assignment in January 2017. He texted Brewers manager Craig Counsell immediately and was thrilled when Milwaukee claimed him off waivers a week later.
Aguilar entered play on Friday with a National League-best 24 home runs in 83 games after slugging just 16 home runs over 133 games in 2016. He was tabbed the No. 1 seed in the Home Run Derby.
"I'm real happy for Jesus," Subero said. "It's an honor any time you can go to an All-Star Game and help somebody do something. Hopefully we go and win it, and he has a good time."
Suter to start Game 2 on Saturday Counsell announced on Friday afternoon that left-hander Brent Suter is scheduled to be activated from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday to start Game 2 of the straight doubleheader against the Pirates.
"In Miami, Brent felt great," Counsell said. "He threw a bullpen on Wednesday that went very well. He's been healthy, really, for this whole week. We were just kind of making sure every day he came back and felt good."
Suter's disabled list assignment was made retroactive to July 3 as he dealt with left forearm tightness. The southpaw has gone 8-5 this season while posting a 4.53 ERA and 1.189 WHIP over 93 1/3 innings.
Woodruff recalled, Houser optioned Prior to playing their 18th game in as many days on Friday, the Brewers continued to exchange arms by recalling right-hander Brandon Woodruff from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioning righty Adrian Houser to Colorado Springs.
Woodruff has seen time in both the starting role and as a reliever for the Brewers this year. His last outing came against the Phillies on June 10, when he got the start and earned a no-decision after allowing one unearned run and limiting Philadelphia to one hit over four innings.
Woodruff pitched three shutout innings in Friday's loss to the Pirates, allowing only one hit while striking out three and hitting his first career home run.
Mason Wittner is a reporter for MLB.com based in Pittsburgh.