Good morning and welcome again ladies and gents to another edition of Brewer Daily News. In this edition, the Milwaukee Brewers have taken caution with a few of their players who are facing injuries. Hopefully these injuries don’t look to be serious and will probably not hold anyone back come Opening Day.
In yesterday’s game, pitcher Kelvim Escobar left the game due to an injury that at the time was undetermined. Since then, the Brewers and Tom Haudricout, a writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, discovered the reason for Escobar’s departure.
Not a shoulder issue for Kelvim Escobar. #Brewers say right elbow soreness. Had been brought along slowly so that’s not a good sign.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) March 3, 2013
Escobar, 36, has not pitched in the major leagues since 2009 when he was last with the Los Angeles Angels. Escobar is a 101-91 pitcher with a 4.15 ERA and has a career total 1,310 strikeouts. If Escobar makes the 40-man roster, the Brewers might use him as a starter if needed, but the younger guys in the system might have an edge on him. The injury doesn’t look good for Escobar though, so we’ll see what happens.
The next bit of news concerns injuries regarding Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez. Braun, who has been battling a left-knee injury, has been resting upon going to the World Baseball Classic for Team USA. Ramirez is also suffering from a left-knee injury that he got from sliding into a bag. The knee strain has him sidelined for the next couple of days, but the injury is nothing serious. Manager Ron Roenicke commented on Ramirez’s condition:
“They checked it out and they don’t think there’s any damage anywhere, but it’s day to day, and that usually ends up being more than just a day.” -via Brewers.com
These injuries will more than likely pass before Opening Day, so Braun and Ramirez should be good to go. Braun and Ramirez for the second straight year will be a dual threat in the Brewers’ line-up as they represent the heart of the order.
The Brewers have an off-day today. Their next scheduled game is tomorrow against Team Canada at 3:05 PM EST / 2:05 PM CST.