Rehabbing Brewers outfielder back in Triple-A lineup following injury scare

Garrett Mitchell was pulled from Wednesday's game with a cramp in the ninth inning.
Apr 5, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Garrett Mitchell (5) celebrates after hitting a walkout home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 5, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Garrett Mitchell (5) celebrates after hitting a walkout home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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The Brewers got some positive news in the injury department on their off-day Thursday. Outfielder Garrett Mitchell is currently on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville, but he exited Wednesday night's game in the ninth inning with a hamstring issue. Naturally, there was a ton of panic amongst the organization's fan base, as Mitchell has had a difficult time staying healthy in his tenure with the Brewers.

Luckily this time, it appears that the removal was a non-serious injury. Mitchell was suffering with cramps and was removed as a precautionary move. When the lineup came out for Thursday's game in Jacksonville, Mitchell was back in the leadoff spot. This will put the organization at ease, as they've been awaiting Mitchell's return since the start of the season.

Mitchell has been really good in his time with the Nashville Sounds. He is slashing .298/.411/.596 in his first 12 games during the rehab assignment. It's really positive to see him picking up where he left off. Arguably, the most impressive feat is his 1.006 OPS through 56 appearances. The power is there right along with his speed, as he has four homers and three steals in just under two weeks.

As for when he will return, that still remains an unknown. However, Mitchell began his rehab assignment on June 10th and carries a maximum of 20 days. This means that we should be expecting some sort of decision/update in the coming days. Mitchell still has options left, so it is a possibility that the Brewers elect to keep their young talent in Triple-A.

Mitchell originally broke his left hand just days before the opening series in New York. All of spring training, Mitchell looked to have improved once again, and was leading off most games for the Brewers. After being left off the playoff roster recovering from injury last season, we can surely expect to see a motivated Mitchell back in Milwaukee within the coming weeks.

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