Brewers’ Gomez day to day with right knee sprain
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez had an MRI on Friday and is
day to day with a sprained right knee after making a leaping catch
at the wall.
Gomez hobbled around on crutches before Milwaukee’s game against
Cincinnati. Manager Ron Roenicke said he’ll have a better idea in
the next few days of when the All-Star will return to the
”Tomorrow or the next day we’ll be able to make a call on
that,” Roenicke said. ”I’m hoping he doesn’t need” to be placed
on the disabled list.
Gomez raced to the wall during the fourth inning of Thursday
night’s 2-1 loss to Cincinnati and robbed Brandon Phillips of a
hit. But he crashed awkwardly to the ground with his knee bent
under his body and his hip hit the base of the wall.
Gomez is hitting .288 with 18 homers, 55 RBIs and 30 stolen
bases in 114 games.
Logan Schafer started in center on Friday night, and the Brewers
recalled Sean Halton from Triple-A Nashville. Halton can play first
base or either of the corner outfield spots.
Reliever Alfredo Figaro was sent down to make room on the
roster. Figaro is 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 26 games. He last pitched
on Aug. 9 at Seattle.