Gonzalez latest to go down with injury
The Brewers’ very painful road trip continued Saturday when shortstop Alex Gonzalez appeared to seriously injure his right knee on a slide into second base.
Television replays showed Gonzalez’s right leg buckle when he reached the bag after a second-inning steal. He immediately slammed his helmet and called for head athletic trainer Dan Wright, who, with manager Ron Roenicke, helped Gonzalez off the field.
The Brewers announced only that Gonzalez had a knee injury. He was to undergo an MRI scan.
Gonzalez became the fourth Brewers player to exit with an injury in as many games. First baseman Mat Gamel suffered a serious knee injury on Tuesday, left fielder Ryan Braun left Wednesday with a stiff Achilles and outfielder Carlos Gomez exited Friday night with a strained hamstring.
Gamel is already on the disabled list and Gomez was expected to join him Saturday night. Braun was back in the lineup on Saturday.
The Brewers signed Gonzalez in December to be their starting shortstop, and he has been a bright spot so far. Before he was hurt, he’d just delivered an RBI single for a 1-0 lead, Gonzalez’s 15th RBI.
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