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Injuries have hit the Milwaukee Brewers so hard even their manager is battling an ailment.
Ron Roenicke was taken to a Chicago emergency room Tuesday morning when his back froze up at about 5:30 a.m. in his hotel room. According to the team, by late morning Roenicke was back at the hotel and doing fine. He is expected to manage Tuesday night against the Cubs.The news of Roenicke's trip to the hospital was first reported by WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee, as Roenicke's wife told the station he was unable to make his usual on-air appearance.
Beginning in the offseason and then in spring training with Corey Hart and Mat Gamel suffering knee injuries, the Brewers have been blitzed by health issues.
General manager Doug Melvin was stung by a scorpion in his Arizona home during spring training but avoided serious injury. Backup infielders Taylor Green and Jeff Bianchi had the start of their seasons delayed by trips to the 15-day disabled list, and Gamel is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Since the season has started, third baseman Aramis Ramirez and left-hander Chris Narveson have gone on the 15-day disabled list, and left fielder Ryan Braun and shortstop Jean Segura have missed games with injuries.
The Brewers were so short on the bench Sunday that starting pitcher Kyle Lohse had to pinch hit in the 11th inning with the tying run on third base and two outs.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have placed left-hander Chris Narveson on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained middle finger on his left hand.
No corresponding roster move was announced, but manager Ron Roenicke told reporters after Monday's 7-4 victory over the Cubs that a position player would be recalled from Triple-A Nashville prior to Tuesday night's game.
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Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was taken to an emergency room in Chicago on Tuesday morning, according to WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee.Roenicke's wife told the station that that his back "froze up" around 5:30 a.m. in his hotel room and that he was unable to make his usual radio appearance.
It has not been disclosed whether Roenicke has a history of back problems...
Ron Roenicke posed a question he's probably asked himself a variation of a lot between last season and the beginning of 2013.
"Our choices for the late innings, it's the same thing," Roenicke said. "When (Jim) Henderson is down, then where do you go to?"
The Brewers' manager turned to Michael Gonzalez and John Axford Tuesday night, and the results...
The Brewers will be without pitcher Chris Narveson for a bit. He is trying to recover from a sprained finger, but the recovery process will take some time. The Brewers chose to place him on the disabled list yesterday.
According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the club will look at position player options to replace Narveson on the 25-man roster.
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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun missed his third
consecutive game yesterday due to a lingering neck injury.
Braun continued to struggle with the simple task of moving
his head on Saturday, and it’s clear that his neck continues to give him
issues. While it’s not expected to be a long-term problem, it’s caused the
slugger to miss the team’s past three...
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