Outfielders Chris Dickerson and Logan Schafer were both sent for x-rays during the Brewers-Giants game in Scottsdale. Dickerson has a right rib-cage injury after a violent collision near third base in the fourth inning, and Schafer injured his right thumb sliding into second base in the fifth.
Dickerson was running from second to third base on Zelous Wheeler’s grounder when he slammed, full-speed, into Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Both players hit the ground in pain and were tended by athletic trainers. Dickerson walked off — out on runners’ interference — and Sandoval stayed in the game.
Jeremy Reed took over for Dickerson in right field and belted a long home run in the top of the fifth.
Schafer was out the game by then with a thumb injury suffered when he tangled with a Giants infielder at second base.
The Brewers are suddenly short of healthy outfielders in camp. Corey Hart is just beginning to swing a bat after suffering a rib-cage strain last month, Caleb Gindl said he was undergoing an MRI scan Monday after injuring his right knee the day before, and Carlos Gomez was held out of Monday’s starting lineup with tightness in his back.
The only other outfielders in big league camp are Brandon Boggs, Ryan Braun and Reed. There’s also Mark Kotsay, though the official roster lists him as an infielder.