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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Brewers Injury Update: Carlos Gomez could miss two weeks

By on 9/02/2014 08:30:00 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers have shut down center fielder Carlos Gomez for at least one week says's Tom Haudricourt. As our own Jacob Fagan noted, Gomez left Sunday's game with a sprained left wrist. The shutdown plus rehab exercises afterward could mean that Gomez misses a total of two weeks of action at a time when the Brewers need him the most.

Gomez has a violent swing. As he used that swing on a pitch from San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, he heard a pop in his wrist. An MRI on Monday revealed the sprain.

During the Tuesday night Comcast Sports Net Chicago television broadcast between the Brewers and the Chicago Cubs, Cubs announcer Len Kasper discussed the MRI results and said that Gomez has no structural damage in the wrist, but he will not perform any baseball activities for at least a full week.

On Monday, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke discussed Gomez and the way he plays that helped lead to the freak injury.'s Daniel Kramer carried the statement:
"Hand or wrist is not good for him. There's no easing back on swings, and the way he plays, his whole game depends on him being physically close to 100 percent."
Gomez is hitting .282/.348/.479 with 21 HR and 65 RBI as the Brewers' primary lead-off hitter. Milwaukee has lost 8 of 10 going into Tuesday night's game, and the loss of their main catalyst does not help. The Brewers enter play on September 2 one game behind St. Louis in the N.L. Central after leading the division for most of the season. They do, however, lead Atlanta by 1.5 games for the second N.L. Wild Card position.

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