Sunday brought another round of injury worries at Maryvale Baseball Park. The latest to exit early were shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, who complained of right quadriceps tightness after playing only one inning, and Minor League left fielder Caleb Gindl, who sprained his right knee in a scary moment along the foul line.
Gindl was chasing Alcides Escobar’s double when he slid hard into the chain-link fence that separates the playing field from the visitor’s bullpen. He stayed down while Escobar circled the bases for an inside the park home run, and center fielder Carlos Gomez rushed over and signaled the Brewers’ dugout to send help.
Gindl was able to stand, and walked into the Royals bullpen to be examined. Jeremy Reed took over in left field.
Escobar was the second batter of the second inning, and by that time Edwin Maysonet had already replaced Betancourt at shortstop. Betancourt, the Brewers’ projected Opening Day Starter, singled in the bottom of the first, but Casey McGehee was thrown out at home plate to end the inning.