Right-hander Shaun Marcum exited his outstanding start against the White Sox on Thursday with a tight shoulder, an issue that would be considered minor if so many of his teammates were not dealing with their own medical matters.
Yovani Gallardo put together another quality Spring Training start on Wednesday, holding the Mariners to one run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings before reaching his limit at 74 pitches. In four games, he’s held opponents to four runs in 13 1/3 innings.
Brewers outfield prospect Logan Schafer will undergo surgery on Thursday for his fractured right thumb and will miss 4-6 weeks, the club just announced. The decision was made after Schafer visited with Dr. Don Sheridan, the same hand specialist who performed multiple surgeries on Milwaukee second baseman Rickie Weeks and earlier this spring repaired catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s fractured right pinkie finger.
The Brewers optioned right-hander Mark Rogers to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday morning and returned outfielder Caleb Gindl to the Minor League complex, leaving 45 players in Major League camp.
Caleb Gindl was home from having an MRI on his injured right knee when his Spring Training roommate called. It was 3:30 p.m. local time, and considering Logan Schafer was supposed to be playing in the Brewers-Giants game, Gindl knew it was bad news.
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.