Kjeldgaard needs surgery for broken foot

Brewers outfield prospect Brock Kjeldgaard will have surgery this week for a broken left foot that cut short his impressive showing in the Arizona Fall League.

Kjeldgaard broke his foot on a foul tip on Oct. 27. Brewers spokesperson John Steinmiller said Kjeldgaard has returned to Milwaukee for a surgery performed by Dr. Richard Marx Marks, and should be ready for the start of Spring Training.

Kjeldgaard, a power-hitting former pitcher, was 10-for-26 (.385) with four home runs and nine RBIs in seven AFL games. He was in the AFL making up at-bats lost during the regular season, when Kjeldgaard spent two months on the disabled list with a broken finger that he suffered while sliding to break up a double play.

Steinmiller, who is in Arizona this week blogging about Brewers prospects, also reported that right-handed relief prospect Santo Manzanillo has returned to the Brewers’ facility in the Dominican Republic because of a sore right shoulder. He surrendered seven earned runs in three AFL appearances spanning two innings before being shut down.

Injuries dogged Manzanillo all year, the result of a serious auto accident near the Brewers’ Dominican facility last December.

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