Brewers spokesperson Tyler Barnes confirmed that right-hander Yovani Gallardo and one of the team’s clubhouse attendants were robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning on Milwaukee’s south side.
The robbery was reported by WTMJ Radio, the Brewers’ flagship station. According to the report, Gallardo and the club employee, Alex Sanchez, handed over money and jewelry to the robber, who struck Sanchez in the head with the butt of his gun. Gallardo was unhurt, Barnes said.
“We are aware of it, but we do not have any other details other than Yovani and Alex do not care to discuss it further,” said Barnes, the Brewers vice president of communications.
The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on Friday, hours after Gallardo lost an afternoon game to the Dodgers at Miller Park.
Gallardo planned to make a statement to the media at Miller Park at 4:20 p.m. CT but made it clear he would not answer questions.