Brewers: Were There Too Many Injuries to Overcome in 2022?
The Milwaukee Brewers dealt with injuries to every position group in 2022 and had far more players make a trip to the injured list than they had players finish the entire season healthy. In fact, Corbin Burnes, Christian Yelich, Rowdy Tellez, Devin Williams, Hoby Milner and Brad Boxberger are really the only players who played significant roles with the team that didn’t make an injured list appearance.
Sure, guys like Keston Hiura, Jason Alexander, Peter Strzelecki and Trevor Kelley made it through their appearances without injuries, but those guys also spent a good amount of time in Triple-A with the Nashville Sounds. Looking at the major league roster and the players that were involved with the Milwaukee Brewers every day, the fact that this team was in contention for a playoff spot with a week left in the season, is honestly impressive.
This Milwaukee Brewers team dealt with injuries to contributing players, starters and stars basically every month of the season and right down to the last few games in October. Let’s take a look month by month the players that the Brewers missed this season.
Milwaukee Brewers 2022 injuries list: April
After the lockout ended and spring training began, third baseman Luis Urias suffered a quad injury that started the Brewers on a tough trend that would unfortunately carry throughout the season and could arguably be the cause of some of the Brewers’ injuries considering Urias wasn’t the only player who didn’t have a normal offseason.
Urias missed the beginning of the season and made his 2022 debut on May 3rd, after having missed the entire month of April. Urias played well defensively in 2022 but his offense was below what fans, and surely Urias himself, had hoped for after a 23-home run season in 2021.
Victor Caratini made his only injured list appearance at the end of April as well when he spent five days on the Covid-related IL and played the rest of the season healthy. The end of April also saw now former Brewer Josh Hader dealing with some family medical emergencies that made managing the bullpen and late relief a bit tricky at times.