McGehee likely to sit out Wednesday

Brewers manager Ken Macha expected to be without the services of his hottest hitter on Wednesday after infielder Casey McGehee made an early exit Tuesday night, apparently with multiple injuries.

The official announcement from the team was “sore right knee.” But Macha indicated after the game that McGehee also had a sore left ankle, the result of a foul ball several days ago.

“It’s his one ankle and the other knee,” Macha said after the Brewers finished a 7-5 win over the Indians. “I doubt if he’ll play [Wednesday].”

McGehee was hitting .538 during a seven-game hitting streak and entered Tuesday on the heels of two consecutive three-hit games. He drove the tying run with a fifth-inning fielder’s choice grounder and then popped out in the top of the seventh with the Brewers clinging to a 4-3 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, Craig Counsell took McGehee’s place at second base. McGehee finished 0-for-4 and wasn’t interested in talking about his status.

“I’m all right,” he said. “I got done hitting and Macha said, ‘We’re going to put Counsell in at second.’ That’s it.'”
 

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