Barring any setbacks in his final rehabilitation appearance, centerfielder Carlos Gomez will rejoin the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday and be activated from the disabled list Thursday.

Gomez has been putting the finishing touches on his recovery from a fractured left clavicle with the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Gomez went 1 for 3 for Wisconsin on Tuesday night against Cedar Rapids.

Gomez's playing time has increased with each game since he joined Wisconsin on Saturday. His outing Monday was apparently the most action-packed yet.

"Good report," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Got an at-bat in the eighth inning. Got four at-bats. Base hit, stolen base, picked off second. Ran into the outfield wall. So he did a little of everything."

Gomez's return will give Milwaukee a boost on the base paths and restore the center-field platoon with Nyjer Morgan that had been working so well. Jerry Hairston Jr., who took Gomez's spot in center against left-handed pitchers, now will be able to settle in at second base until Rickie Weeks returns.

By waiting until Thursday to activate Gomez, the Brewers will avoid having to make a roster move because major-league teams are allowed to expand their rosters Sept. 1.

"If everything goes well, he'll work out with us tomorrow and then be active for the first," Roenicke said. "It's a lot easier to do it that way."