Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas exited early on Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. Why did Moustakas need to head to the trainer’s room, and will he return soon?
The St. Louis Cardinals won their fifth straight game after beating the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Monday night. The loss hurts the Brewers who are chasing the Cardinals in the division, and seeking to earn one of the NL Wild Card spots. The team also had to play without third baseman Mike Moustakas after he exited the game after the second inning.
How bad is Moustakas hurt, and when will he return?
What happened to Moustakas?
Moustakas stopped a hot shot off the bat of Harrison Bader in the second inning. He made it through the rest of the second inning, but Cory Spangenburg moved from short stop to third, and Hernan Perez filled in a short.
Moustakas had pain in his left wrist and palm.
Will Moustakas be out for a while?
Moustakas probably won’t feature on Tuesday, but it sounds like he’ll avoid the Injured List.
Moustakas’ hands have had a rough go this year. He’s suffered through broken fingers and hand contusions in addition to his current wrist / palm issue. The good news is that he’s managed to avoid the Injured List and stay on the field for the most part.
Moustakas will need a day or two to help the soreness or bruising heal, but he should be good to go for the stretch run. He’s had a huge season for the Milwaukee Brewers in more ways than one. He’s come up huge with his bat, and filled in where Travis Shaw has struggled. The Brewers are at their best with Moustakas at the hot corner, and it looks like he won’t be gone for very long.