Track recent brewers’ transactions and injury updates throughout the season.
June 10: 3B Travis Shaw placed on IL. 10 days
As expected, Shaw was placed on the injury list one day after dislocating his left shoulder diving for a ground ball in the second inning against the Reds. Manager Craig Counsell said the Brewers did not have a schedule for Shaw’s return as of the morning of June 10, and it won’t be until the team returns to Milwaukee on June 11 at the earliest that the club may have an idea for a recovery plan.
June 10: RHP Patrick Weigel recalled from Triple-A Nashville
Rather than calling up another intern to add depth to Shaw’s absence, the Brewers have instead called Weigel to the active roster for the third time this season. Although Milwaukee should have called another bat, with the team starting a streak of 33 games over 34 days, Counsell said the move to bring up Weigel adds throwing depth the team will inevitably need.
“Our bullpen is in good shape today,” Counsell said. “It’s more a matter of a couple of days from now, an arm is what we’re going to need, so Weigel was the choice.”
June 8: UTIL Jace Peterson recalled from Triple-A Nashville
Peterson has been up and down several times this season and provides the Brewers with coverage all around the infield and outer corners in a pinch. His arrival makes Milwaukee quite left-handed at the moment, but that’s okay for the moment, manager Craig Counsell said, due to the composition of the team’s opponents in the coming week.
3B Travis Shaw (dislocated left shoulder)
Expected return: to be defined
Shaw was added to the injured list on June 10 after suffering a dislocated left shoulder on June 9. Luis Urías is expected to take most of the playing time in third base in the absence of Shaw. (Last updated: June 10)
CF Lorenzo Caino (right hamstring tension)
Expected return: After July 1st
The Brewers placed Cain on the 10-day injury list after pinching his right leg by taking a running grapple against the Tigers on Memorial Day, and while Cain was able to do some light work before the game , the Brewers will not consider reinstating him July 1 or later, manager Craig Counsell said.
“He’s progressing, but he’s a serious injury, so we need to take our time to rebuild his strength,” Counsell said. Cain chose not to play most of the shortened 2020 season and has had trouble getting his legs under him since he returned. He missed most of his spring training with a right quadrilateral strain, then spent just over two weeks on the IL in April and May with a left quadrilateral strain. (Last updated: June 9)
2B Kolten Wong (left oblique effort)
Expected return: Mid-June at the earliest
Wong’s disease is a recurrence of the oblique injury that landed him on the injury list in mid-April. The initial diagnosis was that the last strain was mild, but it was still “troubling,” manager Craig Counsell said, because it was in the same spot as before. The Brewers placed Wong in the 10-day IL on June 4, and he returned to the field on June 8 to play catch.
“We haven’t started hitting yet, which is the most important thing in this injury as that was the mechanism [by which he got hurt], “Said the lawyer.” But we’re getting there. We are on the pitch playing ball. We hope to be able to swing a bat by the end of the week here. It’s going in a good direction, for sure, and we’ll sort of take it from here. I think when we get to the end of the week, we’ll probably have a little clearer idea of where we are. ” (Last updated: June 8)
LHP Angel Perdomo (lumbar strain)
Expected return: Second half of June
Perdomo was placed on the injury list ahead of the Brewers’ series finale against the Nationals in DC on May 30. He had last pitched on May 24, when he delivered two passes and gave up a home run for the Padres before being relieved without registering an out. He played on June 7th and 8th and the Brewers were hoping to take him up the mountain by the end of the week to test his back.
“He’s going to have a couple of those, so I wouldn’t expect to see him before the end of the next homestand,” Counsell said. “He will have to intervene [Minor League] leave before it is active again. ” (Last updated: June 8)
OF Derek fisherman (left calf tear)
Expected return: to be defined
Fisher was having a good spring before suffering a left hamstring strain as he scored a run against the Mariners on March 14, ending a lively roster battle with fellow outfielder Billy McKinney and landing Fisher in the 10-day IL. starting from the opening day. He was able to play at the team’s alternate training site and was sent to Triple-A Nashville for a 20-day rehab assignment when Minor League seasons began on May 4, but suffered a new injury – one left calf strain – and it was shutdown. As of June 4, he was ready to play again, so the Brewers once again assigned him to Nashville in rehab. (Last updated: June 4)
RHP Dylan File (right elbow stress fracture)
Expected return: June or July
File, the No. 26 prospect of the Brewers according to MLB Pipleine, was one of 40 pitchers on the roster who was expected to help at the Major League level in 2021 before suffering a stress fracture in his right elbow and undergoing surgery on Feb.5. 4. Since he has not yet recorded any Major League serves, the Brewers were allowed to simply choose File to the Minors during Spring Training rather than put it on the IL, but their myriad of other problems forced them to make a move Sunday that called him back from the Minors and added him to the 60-day IL to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. He’s in Arizona and was just starting a launch program at the end of April, said baseball operations president David Stearns, who indicated that, “realistically,” File won’t be ready to launch for the Brewers until June or July. . (Last updated: May 3)
RHP Justin Topa (right flexor tendon strain)
Expected return: Second half
The Brewers had expected Topa, the number 29 prospect of the MLB Pipeline Brewers despite being 30, to play a significant role this season after a promising Major League debut in late 2020. But he again injured his repaired right elbow two. times at the very end of Spring Training and was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain that he should have put aside for at least the first half of 2021. At the end of April, he was on the Arizona team complex doing rehab but not he had still started a launch program. (Last updated: May 1st
IF / OF Mark Mathias (right lip tear)
Expected return: 2022
Mathias was in contention for the Opening Day roster after a strong performance with the Brewers last year. He injured his right shoulder during a diving match against the Giants on March 9 and was diagnosed with an injury to the back of his labrum following an MRI. Mathias initially opted for non-surgical rehabilitation, but changed the course and underwent an end-of-season procedure on May 4 to repair and stabilize the joint. “I will not shy away from the challenge of coming back from one of the toughest injuries baseball has to offer,” Mathias tweeted. (Last updated: May 5th)