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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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CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 25: Freddy Peralta #51 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch during the second inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 25, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

Milwaukee Brewers 2022 injuries list: September and October

The final month of September and week of October baseball represented such an up and down roller coaster of emotion of Milwaukee Brewers fans. There were times where it felt like the Brewers had no chance of making the playoffs, followed by glimmers of hope and ultimately elimination.

I mentioned that the Brewers were cautious with Peralta after returning to the starting rotation as an attempt to avoid re-injury, but unfortunately those efforts were in vain and from September 9th through the 24th, he was back on the injured list with elbow inflammation.

Freddy was not the only starter to hit the injured list in September as for the first time, Eric Lauer was placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation, leaving Corbin Burnes as the sole starting pitcher to not spend time on the injured list in 2022.

Also, after beginning to settle into a start in late September, Houser said he felt a pop in his groin and missed the rest of the season with a right groin strain.

As far as the bullpen is concerned, the end of the season wasn’t perfect but could have been better. Perdomo hit the injured list for the second time in late September with a calf strain and did not return. Justin Topa after a long injury history made it back to the major leagues and then got hit with a comebacker to the ankle on October 3rd and he did not finish the season.

Finally, to put a bit more salt in the wound, on October 4th Matt Bush was placed on the non-covid injured list.

Thankfully, the Brewers did not sustain any injuries to position players in September or October.

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Ultimately, 2022 was a terrible year for the Milwaukee Brewers when it comes to injuries. The absolute devastation of the starting rotation, the Brewers’ main strength, may have contributed to the team missing the playoffs for the first time since 2017. Hopefully 2023 is a year full of health and a return to the postseason for the Crew.

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