Surgery/no surgery will determine Gomez’s absence

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is on his way back to Milwaukee, where head team physician Dr. William Raasch will determine if the player needs surgery for his fractured left collarbone. The answer will go a long way in determining whether the speedy Gomez makes it back on the field this season.

His odds may be long, but remember Yovani Gallardo in 2008? He was written off with a “season-ending” knee injury but ended up returning in September and starting the Brewers’ first postseason game in 26 years. He’s one example of why team officials hate putting timelines on players’ rehab.

I will pass along whatever information becomes available on Gomez.

As far as I am aware, the Brewers have not yet made a roster move official, but will place Gomez on the disabled list today and purchase outfielder Brett Carroll’s contract from Triple-A Nashville. The Carroll news came last night via Twitter courtesy of his brother, pro golfer Chase Carroll, whom I mistakenly called his cousin.

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