Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told the Huntsville Times that Class A Brevard County outfielder Logan Schafer, the team’s reining Minor League player of the year, is finished for the season after suffering a fractured bone in his foot this week.
Melvin was in Huntsville to visit some prospects and mentioned Schafer in a conversation with reporter Mark McCarter about the organization’s injury troubles.
“It’s been a rough year because of injury,” Melvin said before watching the Stars drop a 9-4 loss to Montgomery. “Throughout our whole system it’s been a big problem. We’ve had them all over the place, from the big league team on down.”
Schafer won the Florida State League batting title with a .313 average for Brevard County in 2009 with six home runs, 58 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. The fine season earned him the organization’s player of the year honor and a late-season trip to Miller Park, where he was recognized on the field before a game.
But he never got going in 2010. Schafer was supposed to participate in big league Spring Training camp, but he suffered a groin injury in a minicamp only days before he was to report to the Major League clubhouse, and that ailment lingered deep into the season. He was playing only his seventh game for Brevard County on Monday when he injured his foot.
Schafer will turn 24 in September.