Brewers: Were There Too Many Injuries to Overcome in 2022?

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 22: Manager Craig Counsell #30 of the Milwaukee Brewers walks with Freddy Peralta #51 as he leaves the game during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at American Family Field on May 22, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 22: Manager Craig Counsell #30 of the Milwaukee Brewers walks with Freddy Peralta #51 as he leaves the game during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at American Family Field on May 22, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MARCH 26: Kolten Wong #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers gets ready to make a play against the Seattle Mariners during a spring training game at American Family Fields of Phoenix on March 26, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Milwaukee Brewers 2022 injuries list: June

June was not much kinder to the Milwaukee Brewers than May. Not only did the Brewers go the entire month without Peralta, but Woodruff made just one start, on June 28th. The Brewers also lost another starter, Aaron Ashby on June 17th due to forearm inflammation. He would return in early July.

June did a number on the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen as well. Hader went on the paternity list, which is not in and of itself an injury, but the stress of family emergencies are bigger than baseball and could have potentially contributed to his later struggles and eventual trade.

The Brewers bullpen also lost Trevor Gott, who had pitched pretty solidly, to a groin injury, as he missed June 6th through the 25th. Then just before his return, Miguel Sanchez was placed on the injured list with UCL discomfort (a word that haunted the Brewers all season), an injury that cost him the rest of the season.

After losing several pitchers, the bleeding unfortunately did not stop there. The Brewers lost Kolten Wong for nearly three weeks in June due to a calf strain, literally adding injury to insult of a disappointing year for Wong, at least defensively. Also early in June, the Brewers lost utility man Mike Brosseau, also for nearly three weeks, to an ankle sprain.

Then, as previously mentioned, Renfroe began his second appearance on the injured list for the Brewers, missing from June 23rd through July 11th with a calf strain.

Unfortunately, that still isn’t all, the Brewers had tough luck at catcher in June as well as Omar Narvaez missed the first 10 days of June on the Covid IL, the first of two appearances on the injured list for him. While Narvaez was away, newly called up Alex Jackson began suffering from wrist inflammation and wouldn’t see the major league roster again in 2022.

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